Operation Oysterhood: 23 December

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

Salieri hasn’t been herself in the last few days, but she is eating again with a little bit of help and definitely enjoying her long sleeps, especially when she can be on my lap.

Today, I read, did some work for New Contrast, went walking, cooked a nice dinner (new recipe) for my love, and all day long I have been waiting for news from my friend. When it arrived this evening, I felt what I have been feeling all year long: anxiety, anger, fear, relief, hope, and, and, and. It is not great news, but it is also not the worst. The journey ahead is going to be really awful, but it will be accompanied by a lot of hope and it will have a kind outcome – I firmly believe that this beautiful, amazing woman will be able to continue with her life the way she has been living it until now: with a sense of adventure, courage, resilience, heart and lots and lots of joy. Yet, I so wish she did not have to go through this.

My brother remarked how quickly things can change and turn everything upside down. Indeed. But now, they will change for the better. There is no other option!

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local. Get vaccinated, please.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”

— NICD

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