Lockdown Day 58 22 May 2020 – What is Important

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Schubert – Serenade

“In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.”
– Hans Nouwens

“A hug for you means I need you. A kiss for you means I love you. A call for you means I’m missing you.”
– Beth Obedoza

“Missing someone is your heart’s way of reminding you that you love them.” – Unknown

My Favorite Things
Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages…

Leah turned 5 years old yesterday and Google Photos showed me many photos of her and our times together when she was still in “Oupa se skool” (Gandad’s School). I miss the grandchildren.

I also miss many of my favourite things:

  •  a cup of coffee with a friend at a coffee shop solving the world’s problems. When we get out of this, there will be many problems to solve!
  • a relaxing Muizenberg – Kalkbay – Muizenberg stroll and meandering in Kalkbay.
  • the dirt road drives to Philadelphia on a Saturday (and our favourite breakfast nook which closed down last year).
  • hikes on Table Mountain and elsewhere.
  • the library on a Friday.
  • the braais with my children and grandchildren and the “Sondagaandbroodjies.”
  • just doing the rounds and dropping in at my clients to see how they are doing.
  • camping and just going somewhere for a weekend.
  • the gym and the sauna chats,
  • the meditative service on a Sunday morning (but only when the right minister is there).

Some of these things I will be able to do again soon. Others will have to wait.

But at least I have a better idea of what matters and what is important in my life! That is

Although the Bekkie said we are not allowed outside, Maria is outside and singing about her favourite things.

 

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