Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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at sign of peace hands reached out to
clasp and shake a pact of forgiveness

but things were different back then

now even holy water fonts
hold tiny bouquets of floral adornment
instead of water for dipping a blessing

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what are hands for the question asks

of a pandemic world gloved
masked and forever searching

the eyes of beholders
seeking answers
in new normal question-dom
© gillena cox 2020


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Weekly Scribblings #27: Things Were Different Back Then

26 comments:

  1. Strange times, aren't they? Sometimes I wonder what people who lived just three years ago would say if we tell them that this would happen. Most would've probably laughed...

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  2. Ah what a surprise, what a surprise! We stumble and mumble in these serious times. Thanks for dropping by to read mine Magaly

    Much🦋love

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  3. Hands are for sanatiser. Strange new world,

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    1. Indeed. Thanks for dropping by Cressida

      Muchđź’–love

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  4. Compassion and grace will find a way. It may be difficult and strange, but I think it is possible.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and sharing inspiration Rommy

      Much🦋love

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  5. A timely write. I do so miss the handshake and the hug! We all need human touch, and let us pray we will be allowed it freely one day again.

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  6. Thanks for your appreciation Bev

    Muchđź’–love

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  7. That is very startling about the holy water fonts! Of course, makes sense, but....
    Altogether, we are stumbling blindly, aren't we? Very much a time to pray!

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  8. Indeed Rosemary. Thanks for your appreciation

    Muchđź’–love

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  9. I don't miss the shaking hands at the sign of peace, but the empty holy water fonts are definitely weird. At least we can go back to Mass. :) Happy Wednesday, Gillena.

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  10. Yes indeed, we can now attend Holy Mass at church again. Thanks for your appreciation Jenna

    Muchđź’–love

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  11. I have two bottles of real holy water, I don't know what I will do with it. I pulled it our of the Jordan River in 1980 and filled a Pepsi and Coke bottle.
    Everyone wants and answer, but no one knows even the question. Good lines, Gillena.
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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Jim. We have to keep on praying for guidance and solutions

      Muchđź’–love

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  12. I haven't shaken anyones hand for months, I wonder if that will fall out of fashion?

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  13. Hope it doesn't Jim. Human beings need physical contact. A pat on the head a kiss on the forehead, holding hands, a hug, all add to our well being

    Thanks for dropping by
    Muchđź’–love

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  14. A timely and poignant write, Gillena!đź’ť Hopefully we will get through this difficult time together soon.

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  15. Thanks for droppibg by Sanaa

    Muchđź’–love

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  16. Maybe Christians, in passing the peace, will have to resort to the age-old practise of bowing before another person, and say, "The peace of Christ be with you." No hugs, no hands, but a bow. Who knows?

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    1. That is what is happening, the bow. Thanks for dropping by Maggie

      Muchđź’–love

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  17. Noticeable changes indeed. We are living in the times of question-dom...with even more changes on the way. Stay masked, Gilllena!

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  18. Thanks for dropping by Vivian

    Muchđź’–love

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  19. Keep hoping this is not the "new norm". I have difficulty seeing an end in sight.

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  20. Thanks for your appreciation Sara

    Muchđź’–love

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  21. Thanks for your appreciation grapeling

    Muchđź’–love

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