Yes, it looks like I’ve started to slow down on the parody videos. Not that I can’t seem to find them; I still have a ton to share. And, they keep on coming.

 

I took a break this weekend, enjoying my time swimming in the ocean in Hawaii (shelter in place in Hawaii is that as long as you are not laying on the beach, you may swim in the ocean or walk in the shallow water – must be moving and maintaining physical distance from others). I also relaxed on the balcony of my hotel watching the sun rise and sun set.

 

For years, when I was out on the road, I felt as if the hotel was isolating. Today, restricted from going outside and mingling with friends, I feel more isolated at home than I do when I’m in some far away city. The tropical climate mixed with the sounds of nature without the hustle and bustle of tourist packed beaches has been what I’ve needed to recharge my batteries. I decided to follow my therapist’s advice and just enjoy the fire I’ve been preparing for years.

 

And now, more videos…

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Are these starting to get kinda old? I don’t know. Part of me says I need to make better use of my time and work on the training course that I started so that I can start building the foundation to bring Together We Can Heal to reach more people. And yet, the other part of me still likes the distraction and the smiles.

 

So here’s another day of some videos that I hope will make you smile and maybe even encourage you to be creative and come up with something of your own. Now wouldn’t that be cool!! My Fledglings posting their own videos in the comments.

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Why hello my Fledglings. I do hope this Wednesday finds you well.

 

For those of you who may have just stumbled on  my blog, this isn’t really Day 8 of staying at home. Nor is it Day 8 in a row of me posting something about the Coronavirus. It’s just the 8th day that I’ve tried to get something out there for everyone.

 

 

I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day. He’s a huge part of the medical community and working practically seven days a week on the front line of this pandemic. I mentioned something about all the parodies that people were making and if he’d a chance to take a break and distract himself from all that was going on. His response surprised me (he’s usually open to a lot of fun things).

 

“You know Phoenix, if that’s what some people need right now to heal and help themselves, that’s great. For me, I can’t watch this stuff. Maybe when the dust settles. I’m just too much in the middle of it right now and it’s too hard for me.”

 

Made me think a little bit.

 

We all process things differently. We’re all in different stages of managing what’s going on. Some are battling the depression that comes from isolating in one place for days at a time. Some are battling on the front line, risking their lives and the lives of their families to save others. Some are actually fighting for their lives. And others, sadly, have lost that battle.

 

If my posting these parodies has offended anyone, I deeply apologize. That has never been my intent. For me, looking at life from a lighter side, helps. And, as you may have read in my last blog, 6 Feet Apart, many times I avoid so I don’t have to look at the hard stuff.

 

Today, I will add a few links of things I’ve read to contemplate, think about, and some that will hopefully give hope. (Did I just use a double word in the same sentence? Like I’m glad that I’m happy? Or I’m gloomily sad today?)

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