It’s been a long slog through Germany on this one. There are plenty of postcards, thank heavens, but no street view of the trek.
The postcards are indeed plentiful – if I have a high-progress day I sometimes earn two of them at a time:
I think the hardest thing about these now is that I want so badly to go to the real live places. It’s much less a balm to the wound now, but an irritant. I want to be able to travel. I want to go see this amazing world and delightful people and places and be in awe of the Creator through the created.
And I’m just really struggling to find that joy at home lately. This thing is wearing us out and we can’t give up.
Don’t give up!
So look I know you don’t need anyone to tell you what to do. You’re a person in your own right with thoughts and feelings and concerns.
But if I know you (and I know a good many of you) then please know I also care in real life about you. Even more than I want to travel again, I want to be able to tell you all about it. And I want to hear what has been going on with you. Over coffee or through this page, but I want you to be there for it.
I want you, and those you love, to be there.
So don’t give up! We will see brighter days together.
And please, please. Wear your mask. For your good and for the good of people around you. If we could see this disease we would protect each other from it. If it was a green fog around the infected, we would know to put space around the contagious and offer remote care and services until they recovered, and we would know when we need to withdraw from others ourselves to protect the people around us.
We can’t see it, so we have to take extra precautions. A mask is an inconvenience and I know we are all so tired now, but it’s not that bad really, is it? If you needed to make a grand heroic gesture to show your care of those around you, I know you would. So do this small gesture and know it’s every bit as heroic.
And if you can, get the vaccine. If you’re waiting for it to be available to you (as much of the world is) know I’m praying for God to watch over you, for your safety until then and for a safe and effective vaccine to come to you soon.
If you’re somewhere that it’s readily available but you are hesitant I’m praying for your well-being and for wise and trustworthy sources of information to come through and drown out the mountains of misinformation and disinformation that are out there for us all.
Be safe, my dears.