Duality

Duality

Dylan Griffiths, Co-Managing Editior

Everything feels the same. There is nothing to differentiate between the endless stream of days. Weeks fly by like the autumn leaves in a forest that no one knows exists. Months disintegrate like plants under the first falling of cold snow. How am I supposed to stay positive when everything around me is telling me to be negative. Joy does not persist that long because loneliness takes over quickly. If only I could see my friends once more. Who knew how badly I would miss their hugs and their laughs. The one-year anniversary of my life shutting down is approaching, and I have accomplished nothing. This struggle to get by never used to be this hard. Goals were plentiful and surpassed often. It’s funny how now merely getting the energy to leave the house is an accomplishment. No longer does this feel temporary. Covid has taken all sense of normalcy.

Everything has its beauty. There is something about everything unique. Weeks bring many new experiences for me to enjoy. Months reveal the growth that I have made. How did I ever forget to admire the little things around me? Joy and smiles will warm me from the inside out. If the sun never set then the stars would never shine. Who would not want to listen to the world settle down as the shooting stars race across the horizon? The amazing aspects of life have many angles to them. This time has brought my friends and me closer together than ever before. Goals of fantastic adventures have taken a raincheck, but I have gotten to admire details I would have never seen. It’s not about the grandness of what can be but the quality of what is. No this is not what we had planned. COVID did not win though.