Breakfast every morning in front of this window that looks out on birds and forest. The day doesn’t feel complete without it.
My friend, Mei, Mei, my grandchild’s dog, has her rituals, too, but hers has been the same since she was a puppy. She’ll sit for hours like this.
What rituals have you gained during the pandemic? Please let me know.
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Glenda Bailey-Mershon is the author of the novel Eve’s Garden (Twisted Road, 2014), the story of three generations of Romani women surviving in North Georgia, USA, during the 1960s. She is also the author of Weaver’s Knot: Poems (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2023) and other poetry titles, including sa-co-ni-ge/blue smoke: poems from the Southern Appalachians (Jane’s Stories) and Bird Talk: Poems (Wild Dove). A founder of the nonprofit, Jane’s Stories Press Foundarion, which presents the Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature, she edited four of their anthologies, the latest being Bridges and Borders, featuring immigrant women writers.
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