Saturday, 27 June 2020 10:35

It is 5:30 in the Morning

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It is 5:30 in the morning in the valley of the sun. Folks get up early in the summer to enjoy more reasonable temperatures. It is 5:30 in the morning, and many want to connect, ever so briefly, in these challenging times. The covid-19 pandemic has isolated us and maybe the chickens may finally be coming home to roost regarding the racism interwoven into the foundation of this great nation. Together, these two issues and more have divided us – but still, we want to connect.

I am one of them, craving that brief smile and hearty hello. When I do walk, I greet nearly everyone that crosses my path while giving them a wide covid-19 – 6 foot or more distance. More often than not, those I see acknowledge me first, as was the case on the first day of summer, June 20th as forest and high desert fires raged on the eastern horizon. The sun rose behind a wall of smoke, casting the dawn in a fiery red glow. A man approached, asking if I had noticed it as he walked East and I West. Yes, it was a glorious morning. Another approached with her dog. Good Morning I called out from across the street. She greeted me the same and wondered out loud why everyone wasn’t up to enjoy such a glorious morning before the desert heat descended upon the valley. I wished her well and left her with a hearty “God Bless You”! She smiled even more broadly as the blessing touched her and blessed me as well.

We are good people and we just want to connect in fellowship.

Peace,

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