#augustbreak2020: 01

New month. New beginnings. Closer to the end of the year than the beginning. Feeling a bit verklempt. Covid is still a thing. Social distancing still a thing. Wearing a mask is still a thing. Hockey started again. As did basketball and baseball. Looks like baseball will end. My favourite vase broke. Accidentally knocked over due to carelessness. I tend to read too much into things. Felt a bit symbolic at the moment. Although, I was surprisingly calm. I am practising bodhichitta – awakening the heart/mind – and reading a new book “Welcoming the Unwelcome: wholehearted living in a broken-hearted world” by Pema Chödrön. Seems like just the book I need right now.