Here in the U.S., it's Memorial Day, and my Mom & sister would normally be going to cemeteries to put flowers on graves. The pandemic has changed even the simple family things.
My distraction this past week has been music. I've been following a stage show called Celtic Thunder for over ten years now. They originally started in 2007, and I followed them soon after my husband, Jim, died. They've been a comfort to me ever since. I've been all over the country to see them - Arizona, California, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee. The performers are men from Ireland, and, originally Scotland as well. Performers have changed over the years, although three of the singers remain with the group. And, I've watched it change from a formal stage show to a performance in which the singers address the audience. It's always been fun, entertaining, and a combination of Celtic music with some Canadian and American songs that fit. This past week, they did hour long shows on StageIt, a venue for online performers. Each evening, two of the members replayed some of the highlights of their shows, and talked about them. On Saturday afternoon, six of the members, former and present, did a Zoom presentation, and each one highlighted their favorite number from the shows. It was just what I needed - music and humor.
This week, I'll be working on Treasures in My Closet for June 1. (Hard to believe it's going to be June already.) Treasures in My Closet takes time to put together, to write the short summaries and find the book covers and release dates. I enjoy it, but it is time-consuming. So, that's my distraction for this coming week.
What about you? How are you doing? What is getting you through right now?