What I Miss Right Now…
Playgrounds full of red cheeked children.
The freedom to hug and be hugged.
The anticipation of summer concert people dancing on the grass.
A normal day at the grocery store.
A face that doesn’t itch like poison ivy every time I’m in public.
Ditto for the urge to sneeze.
The assumption that my sore throat and headache are nothing serious.
The skin on the backs of my hands.
Gatherings of friends.
The camaraderie and creative buzz of art workshops.
The certainty that we all value the lives of our neighbors more than we value their ability to contribute to our economy.
Leaders who lead with patience, humility and respect for our institutions.
Barack and Michelle Obama.
The idea that America’s legacy transcends our economics and the empire building of oligarchs.
And, ugh, I never thought I would miss this…
Silly, pointless news stories.
Yeah, even that.
Remain safe, be well, stay healthy.
And tell me what you miss.
©2020 by Ilona Elliott