when you’re Feeling Von Trapped

Dr. Fauci, I might use a hug.

I’m frazzled, fried and flummoxed. I’m raveled, discouraged and disagreeable – just ask my wife.

What’s extra, I’m bedraggled, befuddled and behaving – which is no enjoyable in any respect.

I admit it. If this unbearable yr may still all of sudden meld into some type of zombie apocalypse, with frogs and fish falling from the sky, I wouldn’t be shocked.

Raindrops on roses

And whiskers on kittens

shiny copper kettles and heat woolen mittens . . .

I’m afraid I’ve reached the end of my rope. and that i understand I’m now not by myself. right? You’ve acquired to be feeling the equal means. You simply ought to be.

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. . . Brown paper programs tied up with strings

These are a number of of my favourite issues. . .

The Sound of Music move poster

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, stars of The Sound of track, 1965.

I’m uninterested in Zoom meetings, of seeing co-employees in sweatshirts and baseball caps and five-o’clock shadows at eight in the morning. and those are only my female co-people! look, when each day is casual Friday then casual loses all meaning. It’s anarchy. no person is even embarrassed via unhealthy hair days anymore. basically we do loads of muddling through.

. . . Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels

Doorbells and sleigh bells

And schnitzel with noodles . . .

I used to get excited about seeing the Fed Ex truck pull as much as drop off a package at the entrance door. Now – ho-hum – it’s a further box to be tossed on the detox pile.

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. . . Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

These are a couple of of my favorite things . . .

and i can’t get a mask that fits right. The little elastic loops harm my ears and my glasses steam up.

. . . ladies in white dresses with blue satin sashes

Snowflakes that reside on my nostril and eyelashes

Silver-white winters that soften into springs

These are a number of of my favourite things . . .

It’s gotten so dangerous that I’m now dressing up in a sports coat and tie to take the dog for a walk simply to destroy up the monotony of the day. sure, I seem to be snazzy however it’s not working.

If only there changed into something I could try this would shake me from my doldrums, whatever thing that might soften the tough edge of 2020.

. . . When the dog bites

When the bee stings

once I’m feeling unhappy

I without problems bear in mind my favorite things

after which I don’t suppose so dangerous.

If simplest I may think of whatever. anything.

Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp

in case you could use a musical hug to get through these complicated instances, Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp has just the issue.

Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy is Editorial Director of the Collectibles community at aim Media. He enjoys contemporary furniture and design, photography, old movie posters and americans who have a great story to tell. An award-profitable writer, Kennedy has more than two decades of journey within the antiques and collectibles container, together with being accountable for publishing pretty much 1,000 books. Contact him at PKennedy@aimmedia.com.