Quarantined? Unmask Everyday Beauty!

At social distance, there is more of you to see; you see more of me.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo credit: iStock

By George Simons

Beauty may seem masked,

but in fact it’s all around,

if I choose to look.

How did I not see

our lawn replete with daisies,

neighbors’ distant smiles?

The everyday blah

became unfamiliar,

quarantine refreshed.

With no place to go,

treasures beg discovery

where I stand right now.

On the shortest walk

a flower or a snowflake

offers its sweet charms.

I feel more of me,

stretching wide and breathing deep,

than I knew before.

Diversion deprived,

habits, pale shoulds, put aside,

reality glows.

At social distance,

there is more of you to see;

you see more of me.

Fresh materiel,

together, being apart,

we build new kinship.

-

Image for post
Image for post

Originally published on Linkedin.com and republished at https://goodmenproject.com on March 28, 2020.

We're having a conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Main site is https://goodmenproject.com Email us info@goodmenproject.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store