We have been under lockdown orders for one month today. It has been tiring and stressful but I am finding a sense of peace at home. The sun sets and rises, the rain comes and goes, breakfast is at lunchtime and dinner soon follows. There is no way anyone will come out of this unchanged. I am meditating more, and finding gratitude for having a secret stash of the simple food items I used to be able to run out and grab at a moments notice.
My body feels out of sorts. I'm in tune with every twinge, spasm and ache and my mind is quiet but cloudy. I am trying to lean into the new norm to see if there is something I have been missing all my life. I am more grateful for my health than ever before. I have increasing gratitude for each family member, even as imperfect as our relationships are. I am more grateful for my art as an escape and for the gift of photography I still get to be a part of every day.