Thanksgiving Reflections

Before-word: In honor of Canadian Thanksgiving—reflecting in gratitude to life before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Twas the day before schools closed. Before sofas replaced class benches. Before teachers taught through computer screens and school started with zoom sign-in. Before the tap-tapping of keyboard strokes replaced the pitter-pattering of feet scrambling to classes. Before actions became icons and teachers equipped with new found power for 100% silence with the smallest of them all—the mute icon.

‘Twas the day before students wished for classrooms ‘cause homeschooling is just a weird way of learning. And parents and guardians prayed like never before for teacher-like patience for Math and Science and whatever else pupils are learning. Before “social distancing” was the trend and live-streaming replaced mall time hanging.

‘Twas the day before time was split between jobs and school and play and church all from the comforts of home. Before the rhythmic schedule of curriculum was interrupted and boredom replaced the ups and downs of everyday school life. And buzz words “new normal” means no early wake up, no travel to school, no travel to work, work at home.

‘Twas the day before the novel corona virus changed the world 🌍

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In creative solidarity, Dee

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