Work in the time of Coronavirus
Last week at this time
I was working frantically
Tense and focused
10+ hours a day
Pounding out words
Sounding out words
Copying and pasting and undoing and redoing
Barely taking time to wolf down lunch
Making sure my writing project wrapped up by the end of April
While teaching English classes and doing marketing work.
It didn’t matter, I said
I’m home all the time anyway
In this little square space on the 5th floor
What else am I gonna do anyway?
Now I’m opening myself up
To new avenues of possibility
Or to just be with myself in the moment.
I have books to read
My own words to write
Things to learn
My mind is an empty cup
Ready to absorb words, pictures, ideas
But filtering them through the lens of usefulness and positivity.