Egg Wafer Rolls and a Prayer
There's a packet of egg wafer rolls resting on my countertop that I really ought to consume before its expiration date. For two months now, it's been sitting right there within sight and I see it every time I walk into the kitchen. But it's like you see something every day you forget it's there. Know what I mean?
Kind of like life, really, if you think about it.
It's so easy to forget what's always there (read: our civil liberties) and just cruise through life taking things for granted.
That is, until we lose them.
Until a new and infectious deadly microorganism emerges out of the bloody blue and holds the entire world hostage.
Until we get a rude awakening.
I'm not here to write a dreary post about COVID-19... we all know the havoc it's wreaking, so there's frankly no need for me to get into the specifics. I'll leave that to the pros. For what it's worth, though, maybe I could just take a quick moment to remind anyone who's reading this that we're all in this together. Same boat, same mess everywhere. And we all need to do our part in weathering this storm together. Sure, the whole "social distancing" reclusive thing is a drag... but with any luck, a vaccine will be available soon and we'll make it out of this not too scathed. Fingers crossed.
Anyway, stuck at home with way too much time on my excessively-washed hands, I scoured YouTube last night trying to find a decent quality upload of the movie Contagion to watch for free, but no luck. I did, however, stumble across this prayer:
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness.
At your command, the sick were made well.
Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Beautiful. And that's just the first few lines, by the way. And whether you're a believer or not, it really doesn't hurt to turn to faith in my opinion, especially on a Good Friday like today, so if you'd like the full prayer, it's here. 🙏
Also, I was rummaging through my DVD collection the other night and actually unearthed a couple of old gems: Gladiator and S.W.A.T. (the one starring Colin Farrell), which I'd kind of forgotten about, but so glad they popped up! ❤️
And this video clip my buddy shared with me of Backstreet Boys singing I Want It That Way remotely from their homes (for Fox's recent iHeart Living Room Concert for America)... very cool. Yeah, I've no doubt it's made the rounds all across socmed already, but it's a nice clip and I like it a lot and I just wanted to put it here on the blog, you know?
Anyway, those egg wafer rolls are calling my name from the kitchen, so only one thing to do! Wherever you are, stay home, stay safe and remember that this, too, shall pass.
I'll see you in the next post. Cheers for now! 🙂