This challenge comes from a small writing group. We have a large series of random questions that we answer and share. The goal is to answer at least one per week. My personal goal is to do this for one full year.
Have you ever experienced the phrase, “When it rains, it pours”?
Of course. At points in my life I marked the years by the disaster of that year, like the year of this surgery, or my accident, or I lost my job. Right now we are in the chaos of what could possibly be how everyone in the world marks this year. Some of this will not go away quickly or ever and we still have no real resolution.
A young friend contacted me recently and she was feeling very hopeless. After some consideration she had given notice to her current position and had taken a new position in another city, it was all set. She had also given notice for her apartment and had everything packed up and moved out. Now the full scope of the pandemic hits, no new job, no new city, no old job and no place to live. She did move in to her parents home and her stress level is through the roof. Now that is raining and pouring in action.
Another friend had been working the current position for about six months, with the pandemic, the orders drastically slowed down. They had a Covid-19 scare with a couple of employees early on. The decision they made was to close down the business one day a week for deep cleaning. Now all the employees receive 8 hours less pay per week, while the bills stay the same or cost more. A tough example of raining and pouring.
This did not start to be a pandemic article today but it is so hard not to look at the world with other views. I know there are many who have lost so much more, their lives or the lives of loved ones or permanent damage to live with. There is truly a sadness that is covering much of the earth. Let’s hope for more sun than rain.