Other than my discussion on the comparisons with “Bird Box” and this Pandemic, I haven’t done anything close to a straight forward book review as I’ve already been wanting to. Well, I never do anything straight forward, so here’s something to think about adding to your reading list, that oddly enough ties in, in a very frightening way, to the isolation we all feel right about now as we continue to more or less shelter in place during this Pandemic.
This is an issue I’m sure more than a few writers are dealing with in our current state of the world, the value of their work, in a world overrun with pain and suffering. There was no shortage of these things before the Pandemic. Many writers have even been able to excel during difficult times in the world by putting it all on paper in a way that is both healthy for the writer to have those thoughts out of their system, while giving their readers a good read to help them escape their own pain. These times, however, these times are a level of difficulty unlike anything we’ve ever seen in our lifetime. Where does this leave the writers?
It isn’t often, that a writer like me is rendered almost speechless. But at the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing, I’m at a loss, a complete loss. Nothing about it makes sense to me, when someone so talented, still so young, with so much more to give to the world as well as his craft, is taken from us.
One of the more beautiful things to be seen from this Pandemic is the Facebook Watch Documentaries "Unfiltered" featuring Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn, a musical Indie/Folk duo known as The Sound Flowers, as they embark on their first tour. Just from their music alone, you hear a sense of musical peace and tranquility, and immense spiritual growth. Of course, this growth, can't be discussed completely and with any accuracy, without bringing up the shadow this duo falls under. So, here we go.
Many of us have been asking if this new way of life will be the new normal. Some seem to believe so since we've been living in it for months at this point. We've done as we've been told, washed our hands, we wear the masks. We do everything that is asked. Now the question becomes mingled with another, is this new normal for the better? Are we taking steps in the right direction, or could we be building the foundation of other future problems?
In our current way of life, it's hard NOT to notice, how familiar it all appears. A cloth must always cover our face in order to survive an invisible monster. The only difference is, we're allowed to see, we just have to be careful what we breathe.