For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of toy people all gathered around a sign with the word “Community” on it
Well 15 months on and still the pandemic was causing havoc. Most people had to work from home. For many this meant long days and nights alone with a computer screen. For Pete it had become depressing, soul destroying. He made sure he got out for at least an hour’s walk everyday, he used his exercise bike in the evening, had his shopping delivered and made sure he cooked good healthy food. When he could, he’d get out and meet friends…… That had been impossible during the early lockdowns. Things were finally beginning to come together and ease for now ( no one could be sure what the the next few weeks could bring.) Pete opened his daily meeting, only to be greeted by empty screens on mute. In the beginning everyone had been eager to join in the meetings, screens and sound on. Slowly they had all withdrawn. “Come on guys I am bending over backwards to help you guys… For pity’s sake cut me me some slack!” Pete shouted. Slowly screens filled with his techs and engineers and program architects. He smiled “hi guys we have the big boss joing us today!” Just then the boss appeared on his screen. “Right guys we want you all back in the office for the end of September, three days a week.” Pete could not control himself he jumped up clapping and cheering! It broke the ice everyone laughed! The boss smile and asked Pete was he pleased! Pete thanked goodness an end was in sight and that he’d got dressed properly this morning. Later that day when the team signed in for their next meeting they all looked askance at Pete’s square.. there was a white edged, grey, board with the word Community on it and infront a collection of five toy figures doing different things. After a second or two Pete’s face appeared….”that’s us guys we are a team, we are a community! Keep those screens on , unmute your devices. Let’s communicate let’s rebond.”
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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Love it, Sis!
Based on a true story of one of our lads..names changed of course 💜💜
Very nice story.
Thank you, it’s loosely true
Well done, Willow! 🙂
Well done. It will be nice when this whole situation is history, won’t it?
Oh! My yes , it’s still very confusing here and the numbers here are going up by 50 percent?
50%!! Seriously? Jeez…
Yes unfortunately I am being serious ly
Oh dear. That is awful…
It is not good as our foolish leaders are relaxing most Covid rules next week 😏
It would be amazing to put this all behind us. Great story, Willow
Oh! If only, Shweta it would be great! 💜
Now Malaysia ‘s Selangor and KL already very bad situation 😢so government very strict 👍🏻🌹
Stay home and any emergency with police letter we can travel. So no choice , stay safe only 🙏🌷
That is sensible in the long run. Things are very uncertain here.💜
Lovely story, Willow. Delta variant is on the rise here. Seems like the never ending story. Many blessings to you and your family. ❤️
Thank you for reading, yes sadly it’s getting worse here too but we need hope. Thank you for the good wishes I am sending the same to you and yours too.💜🎈
Stay well and safe. ❤️🧡💚 I’m hibernating. Introvert mode has been fully activated since the pandemic began.
I hope you enjoy your rest 💜
Stay safe and well too, pressed send by accident 💜💜💜
Lovely story, and a brilliant bit of positivity in a difficult circumstance for many. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for joining in the challenge:
Thank you KL it was based on a conversation I had had with my eldest son and how working at home was affecting him 💜
Pete’s done a lot better than me, that’s for sure! Great job!
Lol , thank you 💜