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Headstall's Reflections - 82. Chapter 82 Tales from the Pandemic

Coping mechanisms aren't so easily found....

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Tales from the Pandemic

 

 

Banishment

 

Feelings slither like liquid

Through turmoil

Creating a concoction

Of self-pity and rage

Not a potion for peace of mind

Stability may be yearned for

But is far beyond reach

With no discernible hope

So I wander my empty tomb

Alone, sometimes afraid

And vexed

At the colossal stupidity

Of our human collective

And finally understanding

Our selfish foibles

Most assuredly portend

The inevitable end of days

 

 

Sacrifice

 

Sacrifice

One word with many meanings

We can sacrifice ourselves

Our identities

Our morals and ethics

Our responsibilities

Even our souls

 

Sacrifice

We can sacrifice others

On altars of gold

Or slabs of stone

For the sake of foul doctrine

Or as despicably

For the sake of power

 

Sacrifice

One word now reverberating

With undertones of rot

Corrupted forever

Whilst I witness senseless carnage

Despite the altruism of real heroes

Who’ve become frontline casualties

 

Sacrifice

Some do it for the better good

For family, friends, and strangers

Locked in their prisons

As lovers look after lovers, trapped

I would do that for you

If ever I get to see you again

 

Sacrifice… once an oft noble word…

Now… a policy of ineptitude

 

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I used to have a class in high school called Current Events, where we brought in newspaper articles and discussed them. I can't imagine what a class like that would be like in these times, when every headline is worse than the previous, and the news cycle changes every hour.

Thanks for reading... stay safe and be kind. Cheers!

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Sacrifice and its connotations made me remember wrestling with theology. The ghastly consequences of transactionalism  like that make me shudder, as did your words. Isolation that cuts us off from one another hurts more with every passing day, as we have been banished, exiled from our lives as we knew them. 

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2 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

Sacrifice and its connotations made me remember wrestling with theology. The ghastly consequences of transactionalism  like that make me shudder, as did your words. Isolation that cuts us off from one another hurts more with every passing day, as we have been banished, exiled from our lives as we knew them. 

It truly is a matter of survival, with little help from leaders who lead lambs to slaughter with no compunction. Thanks, Parker. :hug: 

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Oh my brother, would that I could draw you close to ease your banishment. We are social creatures the need for contact hardwired. We need to feel life through another's touch. Is it any wonder that the number of those experiencing depression has exploded?

Sad that so often sacrifice is expected of others not the ones who deem it necessary.

Thank you as always for your words.

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1 hour ago, Albert1434 said:

Australia: Snakes crash through roof of house

A man in Australia got a shock when he returned home to find two snakes had crashed through his ceiling and were slithering around his Queensland house.

David Tate found one snake in his bedroom and another in the living room on Monday. They weighed 22kg (3.4 stone) between them.

Yikes! I hope they practiced social distancing. :P 

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1 hour ago, dughlas said:

Oh my brother, would that I could draw you close to ease your banishment. We are social creatures the need for contact hardwired. We need to feel life through another's touch. Is it any wonder that the number of those experiencing depression has exploded?

Sad that so often sacrifice is expected of others not the ones who deem it necessary.

Thank you as always for your words.

I wish you could too, dugh. :hug:  We are all learning the hard way  about how we are hardwired. And yes, some should sacrifice their need for power for the sake of people who look to them for help. It's hard not to feel alone in this. Thanks, bro. :kiss: 

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1 hour ago, Headstall said:

Hi, Albert. :hug:  :kiss:  Hope you and Steve are doing well.

Were doing ok we went to get a blood draw ok what fun:yes:

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Sending you a virtual hug - I know it's not the same but -  know it is sent with kindness and love.  Take care of yourself.

David:hug:

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49 minutes ago, KayDeeMac said:

Sending you a virtual hug - I know it's not the same but -  know it is sent with kindness and love.  Take care of yourself.

David:hug:

Thanks, David. It helps... you take care of yourself as well. :hug: 

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1 minute ago, Geron Kees said:

I feel these words, buddy. Be safe and well! :)

 

Thanks, Geron. You be safe too. :hug: 

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I can feel every word.

But I refuse to sacrifice hope, yet, while I'm standing in front of my classes wearing a mask.

Be safe, Gary. :hug:

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6 hours ago, aditus said:

I can feel every word.

But I refuse to sacrifice hope, yet, while I'm standing in front of my classes wearing a mask.

Be safe, Gary. :hug:

Thanks, Adi. I have no hope for some of the world's current leadership, But I do hope for change, and a righting of our course. There is so much entrenchment , though, my faith in humans is weak. You be safe too. :hug:  

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1 hour ago, ColumbusGuy said:

No words of wisdom from me this time since Gary has said them all.  Sigh....

:hug:  🐈

Thank you, dear friend. We've seen much in our lifetimes, haven't we? But this... this is a travesty of epic proportions and epic stupidity. :hug: 

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23 minutes ago, FanLit said:

💔 :hug: 😘

My heart hurts for your grief but you express it so fucking beautifully.

 

Thank you, my friend. :hug:  :kiss: 

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