As Told By Sean

I am tired. I am drained. I am permanently in a fog. The uncertainty surrounding Covid, how much of it is truth and how much of it is lies? Grief only seems to have intensified, the volume has been turned up creating a deafening silence of unanswered questions. Decisions need to be made, some small and some life changing, but the butterflies of uncertainty have grown into dragons of fear and unknowing. My mind is in a permanent spin, my thoughts and emotions colliding with one another creating nuclear explosions of blinding proportions. Confusion reigns supreme, doubt exist over the simplest of decisions. I snap at the silliest of things and humour has evaporated into thin air.

The Covid pandemic and grief are not a good mix.

Thank you to Sean (one of our earliest followers!) for this submission, which accurately depicts the feelings of living through a pandemic. We cannot express how grateful we are when we receive everyone’s submissions.

Have a beautiful day.


5 thoughts on “As Told By Sean

  1. When the pandemic is over, in years to come (we hope will come), will we be shouting an angry “WHY?” into the dark? For we will grieve when all this is over, more so I think than while we are still attempting to cope with those who aren’t feeling the effects.

  2. sherrysescape – I am a pediatrician and an introvert. I love nature and thinking about human nature and what makes us tick. I am also a voracious reader and I knit to calm my mind. I am in my late 50s. The picture on my profile is a picture of me in 4th grade.
    sherrysescape says:

    Very good description of our reality these days.

  3. cheryloreglia – California – Living in the Gap is a lifestyle blog which appears randomly as I corral the time to write and reflect on the mundane. I do have a life outside of my head and it squeezes between me and my keyboard like a frightened child. What can you do? On the surface my life is common, I'm married with children, a high school teacher who lives for weekends at the lake, but just below the surface is a unique voice, one that I hope will resonate with you. Living in the Gap, customized, over the hill, gritty, complicated life. Wouldn't have it any other way. Join me. Contact me at
    cheryloreglia says:

    The perfect storm…C

  4. Hamish – Finding what you love and expressing this to the world is one of the most important things you can do. I love to write, and to see people achieve their dreams, especially ones thought impossible.
    Hamish says:

    This description is so evocative, just as the pandemic can stir up so much emotion. Kia kaha to all, and I pray peace finds you when it is needed most.

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