do you remember…

Pressed between the pages of my mind
Sweetened through the ages just like wine
Quiet thoughts come floating down and settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touch them and they burst apart with sweet memories

Lyrics by the Lettermen

(the sun cutting through the clouds / Julie Cook / 2020)

Do you remember when we use to worry about things like tornados, hurricanes, blizzards,
droughts…what about things like The Wall, illegal aliens, the fab four, Madame Speaker,
‘pencilneck’, impeachments, our President, the left, the right, the wrong…

What about the pollen?
The highest ever, in all of recorded history took place this week—

Or what about climate change…oh wait, didn’t it cause the pandemic or was that Trump??

But who has time to worry about sneezing and itchy eyes, the climate, global warming,
ad infinitum, when we can’t even find toilet paper?

Ahhh, those were the good old days…

So isn’t it simply amazing how a pandemic just seems to glibly push all that
other stuff aside?

There was a doctor from Emory University, who was interviewed by the news this morning,
who quipped that we might as well just wipe the month of April off the books cause we
ain’t budging from this life on lockdown for at least 4 to 6 more weeks.

And then to put the icing on the cake, I actually read that Easter was being canceled.

Yep, canceling Easter.


You mean canceling local egg hunts, Sunday services with fancy new dresses and frilly
Spring hats, the wee hour sunrise services…canceling luncheons and afternoon gatherings…
canceling that Easter right?!

Because we know that nothing…not politicians, principalities, dominions, rulers, kings,
pandemics—-not even death can ever stop Easter…

But of course, we already knew that, didn’t we…??

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

John 11:25

9 comments on “do you remember…

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    Yes, Easter cannot be cancelled. As for the other “worries”, they have been there. They tried to get AOC’s green bill attached to the corona-stimulus bill, then Ms. Speaker blamed Trump for being slow. The global warming folks jumped off the carbon footprint bandwagon back onto NOx to show how Chinese NOx pollution was at an all time low. They even lied about it not coming back up. Once China is back in full production, they will again be unable to see the sun. The truth is that the NOx level always goes down during Chinese new year, but this year it did not go back immediately after due to the lockdown. It’s all been there, but secondary to the lockdown.

    Yet, again, Easter cannot be cancelled. Maybe Jesus is coming on Easter to find out who cares…

  3. says:

    Easter can never be cancelled. The resurrection is our only hope in times of tribulation, worry and anxiety. It is our only hope for forgiveness of the sins have haunted us for all our lives. It is an ever presence in every day of our lives, if we allow it to live within us. No one can cancel that out. It might be nice to do without the jelly beans, peeps and fancy garb.

  4. Dawn Marie says:

    Trying to imagine what Easter 2020 will look like…
    For certain it will look different.
    It will look small.
    But I know it’s still the biggest thing ever to happen.
    And so we will find a different way to embrace this bigness.
    Yes, it will be a smaller way.
    But still we shall
    “Do small things with great love.” Saint Mother Teresa

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    This Easter I suspect is going to be a bit more meaningful for people

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