Three positive things:
The cherry tree bloomed while I slept.
The volcano eating all of LA in my dream isn't real.
My tarot cards arrived today.
Shocker, but a lot of reading the past few weeks has been centered around COVID-19. Only sharing things I really liked b/c otherwise this would be a clusterfuck.
If you wonder, some ways down the road, how things were during the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020, here is what I've been doing so far:
I have been preparing:
Hands in the soil.
Conversations with friends.
The birds and bees return.
I dance and sing.
I chant when I wash my hands:
I must not fear.
I appreciate food in my cabinet.
I go to bed early.
I've been reading a lot about _monsters_.
As I write two adventures for Monster of the Week, I'm realizing there's a reason they suggest you start with the monster and work from there....the number of monsters, mythological threats, and otherwise spooky entities living in my head is large, but the details on them are thin. This is how I spent tonight googling things like:
monsters that guarantee youth
The plum tree in my backyard is blooming.
I'm new to recognizing
The timing on these things, but--
February 28 seems early.
Thin branches reach toward the sky,
Diagonal lines covered in clusters of buds,
opening flowers, pale signs of life,
I find myself looking at it all day.
Maybe the flowers are a sign of the climate apocalypse, but--
They are a sign of plums and honey bees, too.
Communicating as a remote worker:
The Basecamp Guide to Internal Communication
Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now”, by Ian M. Mackay (tl;dr: Buy extra prescription drugs, stop touching your face all the time)