It certainly boggles my mind what has happened in the world since I began this project. This blog is a deviation in that it only relates to our tour of Scotland and Ireland indirectly.
First I am so very thankful for the timing of being there last October. Hard to believe it was only a little over five months ago that life looked a whole lot different and I was overflowing with happiness from the experiences while traveling with my sister.
I think often about what we learned of history in both of those countries and how difficult so much of it was. I guess still is. I have great hope that while I believe some things in our world will shift or completely change forever; we will come out of this better together. I continue to maintain hope that some time in the future my sister and I will return. My goal is to spend even more time in Scotland and Ireland and expand to visit our Welsh and English roots as well.
Today I took a little walk during a lunch break. Didn't have to go far to find daffodils now up and blooming. They missed Saint David's day by a number of weeks but still cheered me greatly. I took it as a message from spring, "Virus be damned, we are coming!"
Knowing it was going to be a balmy evening, I met a couple of fellow residents on our rooftop deck to enjoy social distance time together and watch an incredible sunset. It was just what was needed.
Remember, we are all one day closer to hugging again!