Elizabeth: All Shall Be Well

Quote from Julian of Norwich

Happy Wednesday to all.

I was just watching the news and, despite the roll-out of multiple vaccines and the decreasing infection/death rates, the pandemic is far from over.  That is certainly a disappointing as we pass the 1-year mark since the “shelter in place” first began.  Also disappointing are the pictures I’m seeing of Florida beaches full of crowds of mask-less people–that does not inspire confidence that “normal” is just around the corner.  Other news stories of the increased violence against Asian-Americans clearly show that our country is infected with more than just Covid.

To combat all of that, the quote above seems like a timely boost of positivity.  I’d very much like to believe in that force of love and that the arc of the universe bends towards justice.

In the meantime, the New York Times reported today that “Print book sales had their best year in a decade” in 2020. That makes sense;  what better time to escape into a book than when you’re sheltering at home during a pandemic or trying to block out political upheaval for just a while.  Physical books, eBooks, and audio-book purchases all saw an upsurge in 2020, which my home library and Kindle can confirm.

For now, I think I’ll turn off the news and go escape into a book where I know good will prevail and happily-ever-after exists.

Hoping all is well with you and yours.

Elizabeth: All Shall Be Well

I was going through my “Saved for a Post” file and came across this quote.  It seemed a good thought to keep in mind, given how un-well things seem to be at the moment.

Julian of Norwich, an English anchorite, wrote the earliest surviving book in the English language to be written by a woman, Revelations of Divine Love, and was a witness to the devastating effects of the Black Death of 1348–50.   Julian “lived a life of confined isolation”, something folks who have been quarantined in recent weeks may be able to relate to.

I hope “all manner of thing” is well (or soon shall be well) for you and yours.