“And what do I hope for? Health and happiness, mostly.

“I hope scientists find a cure for a virus that feeds upon human organs, drowning the lungs and clotting the bloodstream. I hope that as scary as circumstances might get, we all learn new ways to be. I hope for learning from the stillness. I hope for gifts in the silence. I hope to hug again, to travel, and be unmasked from every mask I’ve ever worn. I hope to pet my neighbor’s new puppy, to gather friends around the campfire we’re building in the potager, to hunt for agates and run from black flies again. I hope to have guests and readings and workshops in my new home. I hope no one has to fear losing their home. I hope people find their passion in their work and community. I hope simply to live as fully as I can.”

Charli Mills, Founder of Carrot Ranch

15 thoughts on “

  1. Denny K May 11, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    Living as fully as we can is a great hope, even in the midst of this troubling time.

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  2. msnyder1970 May 11, 2020 / 4:53 pm

    i look forward to the day when its ok to just take a casual drive to nowhere or to somewhere….lockdown is starting to get to me

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    • Chelsea Owens May 11, 2020 / 9:20 pm

      That’s the same for me. I can function just fine until I drive around and get smacked with reminders.

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  3. petespringerauthor May 11, 2020 / 8:31 pm

    Sounds good to me. I was just hoping for a bowl of ice cream, but wisely we keep the forbidden stuff out of the house.😎

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  4. CarolCooks2 May 11, 2020 / 8:51 pm

    Beautifully put they are my hopes as well ..we will emerge on the other side and I hope with lessons learnt ..I for sure will be keeping a little supply of masks, gloves and hand cleanser tucked and hopefully never used but there just in case…Be well and stay safe, Chelsea 🙂 x

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      • CarolCooks2 May 11, 2020 / 10:13 pm

        Why, Thank you, Chelsea 🙂 I won’t admit it’s not a struggle to gather my thoughts at times I am getting insular 🙂 x

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