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Monday, April 20, 2020

#ClapBecauseWeCare Session 25

A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant

The 25th #ClapBecauseWeCare ended a couple of hours ago and as always, it was wonderful to be a part of this ritual which honors first responders, front liners and essential workers are doing in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

A few photo-ops of the event are included in this entry.

A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
(He has taken a video of a session from his window.)
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant

However, I admit I participated with less fervor as I received news that someone (GC) whom I've known for a few years has now lost her husband to the coronavirus, after he was hospitalized for twenty days.

I'm very sad for her loss and am at a loss as to how to offer comfort.

I'd never met her husband but certainly heard delightful stories about him, especially this past December when she came to help me wrap the containers of many flora varities that grow in my garden (wrapping them is part of my winterizing ritual).

This season I had to being most of it inside so that we could wrap it together (our efforts can be seen in the next two photos).

Normally we have done this task outside but it rained relentlessly during that time period.
While we worked inside, she told me heartwarming, bittersweet stories about him and how she was looking forward to the upcoming holidays and the year 2020.

There are no words...

Every person involved in losing someone to the virus, has to somehow carry on the best they can.

I truly sent out my love to all who are personally suffering during the wake of this pandemic especially my dear, GC.

Much like our first responders, front liners and essential workers are doing at this horrific time (by showing up under all circumstances) those who mourn losses of loved ones to COVID-19 still carry on and it must be very isolating to do so at a social distance when turning to someone for a hug is so much needed.

I truly pray is lifted up by her sense of humor as well as by her memories and thsat her great faith sustains her.

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