All posts by Daniel Perron

Winnipeg-based author, photographer, and consultant. Might even be seen playing guitar at local coffee shops.

A Million Stars

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These two lines from Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby (Counting Crows) keep ringing in my head, in these days of self isolation…

"We drove out to the desert just to lie down beneath this bowl of stars [...]
Well, you can see a million miles tonight,
but you can't get very far."

Wonder

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The International Space Station zooms above Mars and Jupiter (and Saturn in the palm tree) in the Milky Way in the southern sky before sunrise

I can’t help but wonder
About life beyond this coronavirus
One thing I know for sure
Below Scorpion and Sagittarius
Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will still align

Some day, soon, just another headline
Promising, joyful, mysterious
Proclaiming “We found a cure!”
Will we choose then to be oblivious or curious?
I can’t help but wonder

Be Curious

We are bombarded with information about all that is happening to us and around us. Trying to separate truth and facts from fiction and bullshit can be a rather daunting and overwhelming task. It is normal to seek to understand and keep up with the events that unfold at the speed of sound; a lifetime zoomed by in the past ten days, it seems.

Read, listen, watch, and connect with others. Talk about things, ask questions. Knowing and understanding will help us deal with the fear and anxiety that are normal in times such as these, and make better decisions.

Go ahead, be curious.

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Be Positive

Easy to see the glass half-empty these days, isn’t it? That doesn’t help. Those around us need reassurance, comforting, guidance, comforting and so much more. Often, especially the young(er), all they need is someone who will listen, someone who will understand their fears and anxieties, or someone who will make them laugh, even for just a short while. We can all be one that someone.

The sun rose today
My cheeks cold in the north wind
I kept on walking

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