Yesterday I took for granted the ability to go to the supermarket and buy whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Today I bought a second freezer to store food for the weeks to come for fear of nothing being left in the supermarket shelves.
Yesterday I watched my seven-month-old grandson grow each day through face time when my daughter had a minute to call me. Today I watched Henry crawl for the first time in my den since he’s living with me now.
Yesterday I came home from teaching and was alone in my big house until my husband came home at dinner time from work. Today my two daughters and grandson are living at our house keeping me laughing all day long.
Yesterday I was worried that my gynecologist daughter would get HIV from a patient she was attending to in the hospital. Today she tells me that she is destine to get the coronavirus and I worry that I won’t be able to help her.
Yesterday I looked forward to going to school to spend time with my delicious students. Today I fear that I am not technologically savvy enough to support their learning.
Yesterday I looked forward to seeing my monthly book club girlfriends next week to discuss our recent book, American Dirt, which has so much controversy leading to amazing conversations. Today I fear that I’ll forget the details of the story when we meet in a few months.
Yesterday I wasn’t worried about the stock market and investments. Today I worry not just for myself and my family, but for the world.
Sea glass, found on beaches, is naturally worn and smooth by tide and time,. As a mother & teacher, reader & life-long learner, and of course, sea glass collector, I aspire to use writing to help me understand myself and the world around me.