Week 1 of camp completed. Whew… Masks… follow the arrows… sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. I miss actually seeing faces, I miss smiles. I miss hearing words the first time. I miss hugs. I miss trust. I miss connection. Restrictions and masks may have prevented COVID, but I am not sure they are supporting our ability to connect and trust.
I will echo the sentiment of a friend… We are in this together… everyone… it’s global. It’s not provincial, national, cultural, racial, gender or gender preference specific. It is all of humanity. Remembering that we are in this together is more important than COVID itself.
In the words of Dan Cavaccio — “if I defend myself I am attacked.”
Perhaps the person choosing not to wear a mask isn’t attacking you. Perhaps the folks getting vaccinated are not insulting the anti-vaxers, perhaps the mistreatment of the past is in the past. Perhaps if we stood together and understood we have all felt loss, pain, abuse, been told we are not enough, fear, anger, pain and resentment and frustration… perhaps then we could support each other in finding a way forward…. together.