Posts Tagged With: the coronavirus

Day 2788: One Step Closer

Yesterday, when I was one step closer to the seaside on the South Shore of Boston, I heard “One Step Closer” by The Doobie Brothers.

When I searched YouTube for “One Step Closer” I was one step closer to discovering this great live 1992 video of the Doobie Brothers’ One Step Closer Tour stop in Santa Barbara.

If you want to hear the tune “One Step Closer,” it’s playing in the introductory moments of the video before the Doobie Brothers take the stage.  As I watch that concert, I contemplate how we’re one step closer to returning to live outdoor concerts like this in the USA, but NOT YET.  We have to take this process “Minute By Minute” (starting at 22:22 in the video), with safe and careful steps the entire way.

Here are the Doobie Brothers performing “One Step Closer” in 1991 on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson:

I took the step to share that video because a full version of “One Step Closer” was NOT part of the live One Step Closer Tour concert footage above.

Now I’m one step closer to sharing my latest photos with you.

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Every day, we’re one step closer to the end of our cat Oscar’s life, but he’s still our bedmate with warm paws.

What are you one step closer to, here and now?

The one step I always use as my closer is gratitude, so thanks  for taking steps to get closer to me, today.

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Day 2718: Where all the monsters are

Looking back at yesterday’s Daily Bitch Calendar, I see where all the monsters are.

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I don’t know if I agree with the Daily Bitch Calendar that all the monsters are in back of me, since I see monsters elsewhere.

When we look back at my other images from yesterday, are there monsters there?

 

Therapists EVERYWHERE must deal with the monsters within their patients and themselves.

Here‘s “Calling All the Monsters” with China Anne McClain from A.N.T. Farm:

 

Where do you think all the monsters are?

Looking back again, I thought the coronavirus monster might be at CVS when I snapped this photo yesterday:

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Day 2691: The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world

“The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world” — an undeniable statement — is also the first sentence in the show notes for Anna Jaworski’s latest “Heart to Heart with Anna” podcast.

If you want to hear Anna and Valerie — both wonderful mothers of children with congenital heart defects — and also your daily blogger discuss our experience of COVID-19, click on the link in the previous paragraph.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world. And yet, our socially distanced world still has so much beauty, as  I choose to see in my photos from yesterday.

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world, but

  • Harley doesn’t seem to notice,
  • the full moon still rises, and
  • good people are still finding some good news.

How has the coronavirus  pandemic changed your world?

No matter how the world changes, I still feel so grateful for YOU.

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Day 2682: What’s your worst fear AND what’s helping?

In the online groups I have been facilitating this week, I’ve been inviting people to share their worst fears and also what has been helping them deal with these.

My worst fear is that I won’t leave enough room for people to have all their feelings and what helps is my asking questions like that one.

Do you see any worst fears AND do you see anything that helps in my images from yesterday?

This interview with Dr. Fauci by Trevor Noah included worst fears and was also very helpful.

Please express worst fears AND what is helping you, in a comment below.

What helps me, every day, is finding and expressing gratitude wherever I am, so thanks to all (including YOU).

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Day 2670: Yesterday’s news

“Yesterday’s news” is a phrase that was defined this way, yesterday:

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something that everyone already knows about and is no longer interested in.
“People who think the environment is yesterday’s news are wrong.”

Does COVID-19 meet the criteria for yesterday’s news?  Most people already know about it but interest remains high.

COVID-19 is yesterday’s news, today’s news, AND tomorrow’s news. I think we’re all looking forward to the time when COVID-19 will truly be yesterday’s news.

That time will come; we just don’t know when.

Around here, yesterday’s news included all this:

Do you see yesterday’s news in yesterday’s photos?

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That rubber duck is yesterday’s news, because it first appeared in this blog post from the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which was A LOT of yesterdays ago. I’m glad we’re all still here, not much the worse for wear.

Here‘s “Yesterday” by the Beatles, who are definitely not yesterday’s news.

Any comment you leave, below, will be news to me.

My daily gratitude may be something everyone here already knows about, but I’m hoping you’re still interested in it, here and now.

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