My journal is filling up with the reality we are living in.
I suppose it’s not that different than what I usually write; antidotes and examples of where I am, or what I am doing. Often I will glue in a newspaper headline or story that catches my interest, has some historic significance, or provides greater detail.
The thing is, most of what I have written, especially this past week, is pretty much focused on the coronavirus. COVID-19 is the reality we are all facing, day in and day out; statistics change throughout the day, increased infections and news from other countries. There are border closures and restrictions on travel and tales of self-isolation.
It becomes overwhelming.
As I always do, I write about my feelings and emotions. Journaling is a practice that allows me to maintain some balance. It is cathartic and it gives me a place to leave my thoughts.
Right now there is a lot to write about.