Here in Houston, Texas, where my flock and I live, we as a city haven’t done very well at staying home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Just when the whole rest of the country (and world) was starting to open back up again – even New York City and California! – we got moved back to a code red status and went into lockdown again.
I’m not sure why we’ve struggled so much with something most of the rest of our state (and country) have done pretty well at. Maybe it is because we are such a big and spread out city and it gets confusing to figure out who is open and who is closed and which city or county or township has what requirements in place.
Or maybe it is just because we are a particularly impatient people, down here in the hot, hot, HOT summer time where the mosquitos sound (and look) like small fighter jets as they go zipping past us.
When I think back a few summers ago to those huge posters we had all over town warning about the dangers of Zika……
Life can change so fast, can’t it?!
Like most everyone I know – and likely pretty much everyone I don’t know – I started out 2020 with big plans, big dreams, big goals. The fact that I’m turning 50 at the end of this year made some of those big agenda items feel particularly, well, BIG.
Important. Urgent, even. Or at least quite timely.
Then coronavirus came along and cancelled all of them….or at least most of them.
And it made me feel very alone.
But there has been an upside. I’ve been revisiting the decades I spent writing songs and creating music. And I’ve discovered that some of the music I made way back then is just now starting to feel really relevant and – dare I say it – helpful. Comforting, even. Reassuring.
In case this post reaches you on a day when you are feeling alone, lonely, like your carefully planned life just got cancelled and there is not a thing you can do about it, I just thought maybe you would enjoy this song.
It is called “You Are Not Alone.”
I’m also including the YouTube video so you can listen to it for free. 🙂
With great respect and love,