This week has been horrible, messy, complicated, confusing, and disorienting.
This week has been honorable, life-focused, love-focused, and simple.
I’ve hugged my kids.
Yelled at my kids.
I’ve hugged my wife. Gotten frustrated with her. (And she with me).
I have stayed in control.
I have lost it.
I continue to pray.
Now I watch (on a screen) my friends pray.
Now, everybody who has a screen can watch me pray.
I take a walk with my kids every afternoon.
When I see my neighbors we chat briefly but at a distance.
We distance automatically!
I do it. They do it.
It’s unspoken. It’s eery.
Nobody names it.
Should I name it?
Not today, I tell myself.
What a week has been my prayer.
Thanks be to God.