Where to begin ? Seeking the new future.

Four months ago I posted about a horrible atrocity that occurred in the Jewish Community, an attack on people worshiping in their homes. Now we are all confined to our homes. In the midst of a Pandemic, Covid-19. My son is home from College, and he and my daughter who is High School are both completing the school year taking classes online. My husband who is a college professor is teaching his classes online. We are having groceries delivered via online. We even have hosted a Passover Seder online and have done Shabbat dinner online. It’s just so unreal, overwhelming, frustrating and I am filled with rage towards the Donald Trump and his administration for absolutely failing to protect Americans and to do the right thing during this time of crisis and put the needs of people above profit and his own self aggrandizement. Still, there are moments of joy and time spent with family that otherwise would not be spent together, learning some important things about each other and ways to communicate and not communicate. I am so grateful to have my family, food, clothing, medical care, shelter, money.  All the things that we need. Many people are not as fortunate, and the state of emergency has put those people who live right on the margin completely into chaos and the deepest danger. In order for this to be contained, for people to have a chance at life post this pandemic, it will truly take the power of people coming together and following safe guidelines to social distance, wear masks, and remain indoors unless absolutely necessary. The world will not be the same no matter what, the sadness of that hangs heavy. The light in my heart is my family and those who I see doing the right thing, and doing things to help others, many who have stepped up who would not have otherwise. That keeps my mind and heart and hope alive.

Published by arabeljelliott

I am a Child and Family Counselor, a Social Work Field Instructor, a volunteer at a local 501 c 3 , an elected official in my home town, and I wear many other hats. My first love and greatest passions are my husband and 2 amazing children. #LoveRules

2 thoughts on “Where to begin ? Seeking the new future.

  1. Well said! I’ve really been appreciating the vast number of people who are willing making sacrifices for the greater good.

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    1. It just helps to off set the people like the wealthy GOP Congressman who said it was time to “put on our big boy pants” and get back to work, even though millions of people will die. Meaning mostly millions of working class, non-white, and often female people who hold service jobs and often don’t have adequate insurance will die. I’m trying to surround myself with the other voices and the other actions, to know he is a small, stupid minority!

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