School Closed, 3/13 – 4/10/2020

It feels like a snow day, but there is no snow about.

It feels like a spring day, but the ball fields are empty.

It feels like I should do something, but where and what?

It feels like Friday, but is there a weekend without a work week?

It feels uncertain.

It feels surreal.

It feels like a gift of time, but not really.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stacey Shubitz
    Mar 13, 2020 @ 22:28:12

    You really captured how this is feeling to me, too, Marilyn.

    It should be the gift of time, but it really, really isn’t. My son is still awake because he wasn’t active like he usually is today. He knows something is amiss, but we aren’t about to tell him what. It is like a total disaster. (Oh, wait, that is what this is.)

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    • mgminer
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 22:32:33

      I can’t really wrap my head around what to do or say. I’m sure it’s very hard to be parent with children at home right now. Take care, Stacey.

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  2. JudyK /J Koval
    Mar 13, 2020 @ 22:35:03

    Uncertain, surreal…those words are perfect to describe everything right now. I’m looking forward to the day when we can look back and say “Remember when….” Let’s hope that it isn’t TOO long from now. ~JudyK

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  3. carwilc
    Mar 13, 2020 @ 22:46:27

    Today was such a weird feeling day. We are out for three weeks starting tonight, but only about half of the kids came today. We didn’t find out soon enough to do a lot of planning for work they could do at home, especially since we were supposed to give state tests in another week. The kids are excited about no school for three weeks, I’m sad that all of the hard work we have done will be impacted for three weeks of no writing.

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  4. mschiubookawrites
    Mar 13, 2020 @ 22:48:54

    Yes, yes, and YES! You pose so many interesting juxtapositions in the power packed slice. Take care.

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  5. oneblessedblock
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 08:54:01

    Such uncertainty with how to feel, think, act. Your concise words captured my state of mind also.

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  6. sallydonnelly11
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 19:10:03

    You capture this break from school so well in your few words. I especially like he 2nd line…without baseball, can we call it spring?? Stay well. And let’s try to at least chat on the phone while we are both off. I’ll give you a call this week.

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  7. Lainie Levin
    Mar 14, 2020 @ 21:18:27

    This sentiment exactly! I posted today as well about how it feels different to me as well. For me, it’s summer.

    Strange days ahead – but I’m glad we have this community together.

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