Waiting for another “silent” spring



“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”–― Haruki Murakami.

Outdoor seating arrangements that once welcomed and accommodated customers to this neighborhood Safeway outlet have now temporarily closed on a somewhat permanent basis access to the seating area. This notification was posted last spring.

Wednesday’s word challenge on partner Susan and my alternate site was WAITING.

As the world patiently but silently celebrates (if that is the proper term to use) the one year anniversary of the dreaded COVID 19 virus we all begin to realize and accept the fact  that life as we once knew it has changed dramatically at times for the worse.

Deaths, divorce, anarchy, political indifference and general incompetence in the past year has elevated the overall devastation of the pandemic.

The social isolation has affected us all. In a way the world has become more agoraphobic and leaving the safety and confines of one’s residence has become a stressful issue. 

With the promise of the vaccines on the horizon we are all patiently holding our breaths with the hope that the arrival of spring will usher in a sense of hope and optimism.


Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Waiting

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