I have not participated in the Saturday Stream of Consciousness challenge for a while but as part of my Lockdown routine, I am blogging more so here goes. This week’s word is ‘deep’.
After waking from a night of deep sleep we only arose at 9 am this morning. The sun was shining brightly and I could not resist setting the picnic table and eating breakfast outdoors.
The rabbit that uses my garden as his home digs deep burrows now and then but because we love him deeply we forgive him. It was a glorious day today and he greeted Lollz and sniffed her fingers as if to say, “what have you done with my snack? Is it hidden in your deep pocket?”
Last night Lollz brought up the topic of her visit to Greece sometime in the deep past. My ancestors come from Ithaca and Kefalonia and she’d visited these islands in 2006 while the Earl and I had been there in 1997. From the depths of a cupboard, I brought out my trip report and photo record of our trip. This got the Earl to reading it out loud and reminiscing about everything else we did on that trip too. Deep nostalgia set in and he started on about all the places we’ve been and the fun that we’ve had. “We need to go somewhere again,” said he. I got back to the deep cupboard and took out some more of the places we’ve been and the fun that we’ve had. These have kept him in deep silence, reading and planning for next time! Yes, this deep, dark time will pass. We will get back with feet in our shoes to finding any new direction we choose. (with apologies to Dr Seuss.)
Latest statistics of Coronavirus in South Africa
Total in the country is 1505 an increase of 318 since Day 3 of the Lockdown
Western Cape 374 an increase of 103 since Day 3 of the Lockdown.
A total of 7 people have died.
It seems that our government has acted in time to prevent too deep a disaster in our country. However, we have been warned to continue to be vigilant as the real battle lies ahead and the real test of the country’s health system has yet to begin.