#atinylife WhatIamkeeping

Back to normal.

Back to normal by the Spring, they’re saying.

And most of me is delighted,

don’t get me wrong,

I’m in no rush to succumb to a deadly virus,

or bury a loved one,

and I miss the few friends I have left,

and I want to eat cake at Naked Bakery

and wander around Edinburgh again

and visit my sisters

(so I can argue with them face to face instead of online)

and talk to poets

and listen to their poems.

But I’m also thinking

‘what do I want to keep

of this not-normal?’

This slowing-down, even further,

staying in touch only with those that matter,

making things accessible to those who are always home,

no fundraisers

no duty events

sloughing off those expectations

it’s time we visited, we haven’t been for ages –

being home, Saturday, Sunday.

5 thoughts on “#atinylife WhatIamkeeping

  1. Not having the mad Christmas rush and loads of events to fit in has been a bit of a relief to be honest. I’m so pleased to be able to watch every episode of Strictly this year. Having said that, being able to see my three close friends together – not just on a screen – is something I’m missing. And hugs with relatives of course. But the slower pace of life has been much appreciated.

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