This lockdown should be a writer’s dream. There are no interruptions save the dog. My book is nearly finished and yet, it’s the little things that drive one towards insanity. The inability to get an espresso at 10:30 p.m. — or a.m. for that matter. Having to stare at my bare feet with no nail polish because one can’t get a pedicure. Not being able to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop and meet with friends.
It’s Zoom and Facebook meetings for all of us now and a lot of time to sit and think. Why God? Why us? Why now? What are we supposed to learn from this quietness and the freedom from our normal daily life? If we’re supposed to learn what’s important, I already got that aspect of life. People are important. People are the only thing that matters. We are here to sacrifice for others and keep the weaker, healthy.
“Whoever loves his brother lives in the light and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.” 1 John 2:10
Living alone during these times makes the empty nest that much harder, but God is sharpening all of us. He is reminding us what’s important.
And He is giving me time to finish this book without excuses. What have you found is the best part of lockdown?