God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

Cycles of Life

This photo was taken one year ago at New Smyrna Beach. For me, that week marked the beginning of the pandemic. I was already following what was going on in other parts of the world in since early February. But that week in March, life as we knew it changed.

It has been striking to hear numerous reviews of the past year, often from very different perspectives. In many ways, it feels like life is finally returning to “normal”. I realize we’re not there yet and it may be difficult to know when we are there.

But I find great comfort in comparing the pandemic to other cycles in life – one sunrise to the next, the four seasons, the succession of generations. And God is present in each.

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Change in Perspective

This photo was taken not long into our hike to Cassidy Arch at Capitol Reef. Looking down on the parking lot, the cars are already looking very small. It’s amazing how quickly your perspective can change on a hike.

At the hospital, we have taken care of many people who did not think the pandemic was a serious problem. Until they got sick. Then they experienced a dramatic change in perspective.

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Isolation

This photo was taken in the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Virginia Beach) last month. The egret (just left of center) had attracted my attention. I wonder, do birds experience isolation? If so, is it something they seek or something they avoid?

For people, isolation can be helpful or harmful. Or both at the same time. So many people are experiencing isolation right now due to the pandemic. Some are comforted by the experience but many are discomforted. I pray for God’s peace for everyone experiencing isolation.

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But it looks good on you!

I encourage everyone to wear some type of mask (not medical) whenever you are out and will be anywhere there are other people. This is me at the end of my morning run today. It wasn’t so bad.

I realize there isn’t a lot of evidence this makes a big difference but even if it only helps prevent spread by a small amount, it is worth it. The lives we save my be yours or one of your loved ones.

(Pardon the Caddyshack quote)

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