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Random Thoughts #37: Blame it on COVID (or WordPress) (but not Lou Reed)

December 15, 2020

I haven’t had much interest in blogging for months now. Or writing or taking pictures for that matter. I don’t know why because it’s the same me with the same brain and the same thoughts and the same amount of time on his hands.

I blame it on COVID because what fun is anything when everything is dangerous and potentially deadly.

Perilous. An adjective. Defined as life over these past nine months.

Nine months. A baby is born in nine months and all I’ve managed to give birth to is an overgrowth of anxiety.

I might also blame my lack of blogging on WordPress because I don’t care too much for the site since they changed it a few months ago. I don’t like the blocks and I have problems pasting text I’ve copied.

So what else is new and exciting? Not much here. How are you?

One thing I’ve continued to find joy in is music. I’ve been on a little Lou Reed kick lately and have been listening to him a lot. Here’s a song that’s insanely depressing and frightening, but it makes me feel good thinking about someone having the honesty to write a poem like this, the desire to put it to music and the courage to share it with millions of people. And I love the guitar solo from a guy who played a lot but not many of us knew.

“I’m too afraid to use the phone
I’m too afraid to put the light on
I’m so afraid I’ve lost control
I’m suffocating without a word”

From Waves of Fear, Lou Reed

Maybe I’ll go listen to some more music now. If you feel like it, let me know what you suggest.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2020 5:52 pm

    Hey Stranger!
    So…bundle up, madk up, andget those crampons on. The 13-county area has a ton of trails for getting out & breathing out anxiety, breathing in peace!


  2. December 15, 2020 11:57 pm

    HUGS, Michael!. All this too will pass eventually. Just keep your eye on the prize, that being the hopefully not too distant future when things can start to normalize again. Remember, you are not the only boat on this sea right now. All we can do is try to remain afloat for now.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael B. Fishman permalink*
    December 17, 2020 2:42 pm

    The vaccine is certainly good news and will hopefully bring the not too distant future a little closer.

    Liked by 1 person

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