For the most part, I feel I’ve emotionally survived this pandemic better than some. I have counted myself fortunate that my children and grandchildren are grown. I can’t imagine the trials and tribulations many parents are currently going through, while trying to see the education of their children adequately continues, and finding avenues of activity to keep energetic children comfortably occupied.
However, for me, the last few days have been a little more difficult than usual. I suspect it is the result of a never ending barrage of chaotic events in this year – 2020. For Californians, it hasn’t only been Covid-19, and the social unrest brought on after the outrageous death of George Floyd. California is also experiencing the worst wildfires in my memory.
Still, for the most part, with my garden, my two felines (Reuben and Camilla), and my continuing to be able to swim in the pool of family members, my sanity has remained. However, wildfire air quality here the past couple weeks, has kept me out of the water.
What really has put me on edge from the cumulative effect of 2020 outrageous fortune has been the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I was hoping she could hold on longer, but with all her health challenges, it is amazing she managed as many days as she did. And, as expected, the event took only hours for political chaos to ensue, right on cue!
Because of all this, I have acquired a real need to calm my soul while revisiting places from the past, especially my childhood, when times were simpler and more concrete. I’ve lived in Sacramento all my life and revisiting old footprints in the city, which have remained mostly unchanged for the duration of my years is comforting!
Yesterday, I managed another drive to William Land Park. A pleasant place to get fresh air and do a little strolling! Just beyond the old WPA Rock Garden, with its delightfully planted trails, there is an old familiar pond. However, this year I noticed something new. It is the large expanse of Water Lilies growing there which were introduced about 3 years ago. They are a very large genus of Water Lily, with some leaves measuring about 2 feet across.
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