Jordan Lake: Hope

Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River:  Aa I photographed this bald eagle, flying towards the rising sun this morning, I found myself thinking about this afternoon and its promise of possibilities: the possibility to once again gather in small groups, the possibility to be responsible in our distances within those groups, the possibility to protect others by wearing our masks.  It is hard, as a social species, to be apart and not gather and hug and hold each other.  But, we humans can do what the bald eagle cannot: we can thoughtfully make decisions and then live by them.  I am waiting as patiently as possible – to know that all of you are safe and healthy. So, go into this afternoon, rejoice and know that this is a first step.   Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen

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  1. I echo your Jordan Lake post—your words and wishes for us all. We are safe and healthy here–taking walks, looking at the trees that have blossomed in our neighborhood, watching the plants change day by day in our front garden—every day a little bit of growth, the emergence of a blossom, a surprise plant that suddenly bursts forth, and the roses, the beautiful roses. We are at home now virtually all the time and rarely go anywhere. I’m concentrating on the explosion of nature all around us. it’s beautiful. I feel blessed. It’s odd to be staying home almost all the time, but it’s not unpleasant — time to read, time to look at the birds, time to do things I’ve been putting off………I think of you at the lake, but of course I’m not sure whether or not you’re there as much as usual. I hope you’re able to be there, surrounded by that beauty. Wherever you are, you’re in my thoughts and I hope you’ll keep in touch and let me know what’s going on in the world of Ellen and Grayced.

    On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 9:07 AM doc ellen’s journey wrote:

    > neighdoctor posted: “Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: Aa I photographed this > bald eagle, flying towards the rising sun this morning, I found myself > thinking about this afternoon and its promise of possibilities: the > possibility to once again gather in small groups, the possibilit” >

    1. What a beautiful essay. I read it aloud so Grayced could share in it too. I get to the lake about every other day. Most of the lake is still off bounds to everyone – but I savor the water, land and sky I can breathe within. I would go everyday but the crowds in the area that is open gets to be troublesome by mid morning. I am glad people can get there, I just wish they all thought about and practiced the needed social limits. peace and grace and more and more blooms, Doc Ellen

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