How true it is that we never appreciate what we have until it’s gone. So much we used to take for granted, no fears of greeting someone in the street, able to amble through shops without feeling rushed or panicked, free to travel, holidays, parties, nights out, even going to work and sending our kids to school.

Now things have to be planned, executed with thought and preparation, there is no room for spontaneity, impulsive behaviour or expressing affection.
How we wish for the idyll.

Ideal and perfect times
Dallying to browse
Yearning for what was:
Lazy days, sharing
Lingering moments
Including socialising and company, now
Closed and off limits.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Idyllic

  1. The truth brings sadness to my heart. Well done.

  2. Quite right, Di. I think for us here in South Africa, this social distancing, mask wearing life is here to stay until at least November. It is a big adjustment, although not as big for me as for big extrovert socialites.

  3. murisopsis says:

    A perfect description of these times!

  4. Carol anne says:

    I definitely wish for the old days back again! xo

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