And so…or waiting waiting waiting


We seem to be stuck in a holding pattern- stuck in a growing pandemic, stuck with the defeated US president clinging to power, even stuck in autumn- we’ve had warm weather here in Ontario and, though lovely, I can’t help but feel like winter is waiting on the edge, ready to spring.

It all reminds me of a time we were in the Everglades watching a nature scene take place before us. A frog was catching insects. A snake was watching the frog, ready to spring. An egret was watching the snake, preparing an attack, and behind the egret we could see the watchful eyes of an alligator, looking for dinner.

In one instant, the frog leapt for a big, the snake leapt for the frog, the egret pounced on the snake, and slurp, the food chain played out. Fortunately for the egret, the alligator was just that bit too slow, and missed taking his place at the top.

So here I am feeling a bit like that egret. Or is it the frog? Waiting for winter to leap and release the Covid virus again, all while knowing there’s a democratic confrontation awaiting in the wings to gobble the whole disaster up.

It’s unsettling.

Will the alligator be able to take the whole mass down? Or will we have a narrow escape as the egret did and fly away with a full tummy and the will to fight another day?

Or will everything leap forward and manage to continue unabated- winter, Covid, democracy-undoing…

In trying to remain optimistic, but I can feel the tension like the sound of a violin A string, scraping along the bow.

2 thoughts on “And so…or waiting waiting waiting

  1. shewrite63

    You have pretty well described what many of us are feeling, thinking in our vigilant state. Just keep your head low, stay healthy and safe. Let me know if you are back in the Ottawa area. Maybe we can meet again once this blows over, have coffee and chat about various things… just like people did in the “before times”.

    Theresa

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    1. dorothyanneb Post author

      I’d love that. I’m in Kingston now, slightly to the south and east of covid central…hiding a bit for the moment. Hope you keep well! I really appreciate your comments on my blog, btw – good to hear from you!

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