Lessons about Time from a Virus December 22 2021, 0 Comments
It's three days before Christmas and this year's Moon & Meteor calendars have just arrived. Now I can wrap them, decorate the package and ship them off to my Moonwater friends who have placed their orders. They'll likely not arrive "in time". I'm so sorry for this.
I take quality control very seriously. And though I saw a hard proof and a soft proof, the first shipment was not correct due to a technical error with the printer. So they needed to be reprinted and it took time to troubleshoot the error, reprint and ship them.
We've all heard about "problems" with supply chains and shipping, labor shortages due to people "just quitting their jobs", and the real stress on our collective and individual mental health from the changing trajectories of the virus over this past year. So many have lost loved ones. So many have been working long hours to care for our sick family and community members. I feel so humbled and thankful to have good work, health, and love that being "on time" is a stress that I'm laying aside for now.
In this time of staying home, we've gifted our children more time with their parents. In this time of wearing masks, we've been reminded that we can care for our community in small gestures. I'm seeing a bit more patience in my working life and a sincere desire to stay in touch even if it's through a glowing screen.
So I hope you'll take the time you need to rest, reflect and look up as we end 2021 and get ready for a bright new 2022.
I haven't promoted the calendar this year because of this delay. But now, I'm inviting you and anyone who you think would enjoy marking time by the moon to order a calendar to arrive in the new year and even before the Lunar New Year on Feb. 1, 2022.