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There are no words, just indescribable feelings

If you were to query 100 people to tell you how they feel, I bet 90 wouldn’t be able to. There are no words at the moment that can accurately capture this moment. Well, sure there are words such as anxiety-riddled, angry, scared, and confused. But those feel empty and cliche. We all use them because the vocabulary well is near empty.

Our collective chests feel tight and cold. And, no hot compress eases the pain. Thus, we talk and talk and talk. However, none of that talking seems truly actionable. What do we do with empty words? We watch a man and a tiger. We come up with random “what if” games. We dance by ourselves.

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    Сб, 11 квіт. 2020, 14:06 користувач psychologistmimi пише:
    > psychologistmimi posted: ” If you were to query 100 people to tell you how > they feel, I bet 90 wouldn’t be able to. There are no words at the moment > that can accurately capture this moment. Well, sure there are words such as > anxiety-riddled, angry, scared, and confused. But those ” >

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  2. Shut-in Away From
    A ‘Village’ For A Human
    Brings An Instinctual
    Feeling of Slow Death
    In Deed A ‘Bit of
    Crucifixion’ Suffocation
    Of FlesH and Blood
    Connect in this
    Case Exacerbating
    The Human Condition
    Of Becoming Tools
    To Love Ironically
    Now Those
    Tools Are A
    Savior of
    Love SMiLes
    ‘Who Knew’
    ‘JeSuS’
    Will
    Came Back
    As A SmART
    Phone To Connect
    As The Karma of
    The Meek
    Continues
    To Inherit
    The Earth
    Even
    Too
    Small to
    See to
    End
    Our
    Breath
    Yet We go
    On still to Love
    As Tools We Become Do

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  3. I’ve been trying to journal through this experience because as a writer of historical fiction I know there will be researchers in the future who will be grateful for the efforts of people living in this pandemic to record events and reflections and day-to-day struggles unique to this moment in history. But it’s hard. It’s been psychologically difficult to gather up my thoughts and sift through them in this form. I’m still doing it, but it’s a struggle.

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  4. And we spend our days working on the middle volume in the trilogy. Because good fiction can come out of time spent ignoring the news.

    My tiny series of blog posts about how us retirees survive the current plague, locked into our compound so we stay alive, seems to have something to muse about almost every day.

    While we watch the stories of communities like ours where the virus rips through the fragile.

    Writing’s tough under these circumstances, but also escape.

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