Every now and then I get a little bit lonely And you’re never coming ’round
Every now and then I get a little bit tired Of listening to the sound of my tears –
Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclpse of the Heart
Have you noticed that there are different lyrics that mean something different while you are going through different stages of your life? This song came out before I was born so I can clearly remember this playing at different times, from being at a skating rink with my parents all the way to coming to work today.
Today it hits me because this pandemic has strained all relationships.
Friends, neighbors, even families have been torn apart with this pandemic.
Some were because they got sick and spent time in the hospital, maybe seeing the worst of the worst of outcomes.
Some were because somehow we allowed politics to enter into this as if the color of your beliefs had something to do with the type of effect it had on you.
Some were because they are now too scared to be in public. This seemed to start on the fear of the germs, then moved to the safety of being in public and ending up near someone who took their OPINIONS seriously enough to start physical fights in the stores with no care of who else was around.
***I am positive that every one of you have opinions and beliefs when it comes to do with this pandemic, the process of how it has played out and the potential outcome from it. I respect your opinion/knowledge since I know that it is built around your personal surroundings, online research or schooling. However I do not care to use this platform to communicate with you about it. It does not matter how similar or polarizing it could be. Please respect that. ***
This pandemic has left everyone lonely at times. It has left everyone scarred and affected in ways we didn’t prepare for because we never knew that we would need to.
Today this song brought me to tears for a different reason then it ever has.
Reach out to those you haven’t spoken to recently guys. You don’t know what all they are going through.