• Cecil Lewis Jr.

Part 2 - The View From Your Window - Your Photos

In my last blog post, I asked readers to submit photos from their windows, at their homes or workplace for me to share on my blog site. During the past week, I have received many great photos and I would like to thank all of you who took the time to share the view from your window. click here to view: https://www.viewfrommywindow.net/the-view-from-your-window-photos-1

Over the past several weeks our worlds have become a lot smaller than ever before. Being mostly confined to our homes, the basic things in life such as: going to work, visiting family and friends, going out to eat, going shopping, going to the movies or a concert, and traveling, have all been placed on pause.

The immediate and long-term effects of the measures that have been put in place to slow the spread of the virus are still greatly unknown. I personally have experienced its psychological impact (no I am not going crazy). The feeling and emotions that have emerged during this time are simply feelings that a person does not typically have to deal with: fear, isolation, loneliness, anger, and sadness.

In many cases, our current window to the world has now been limited to our homes or place of work. As I looked at the pictures that were sent to me, in some strange way my world seemed larger than it had been in the days before. It reminded me that people from different walks of life, far away places or even my neighbors in my Bavarian town, are all facing the same situation.

The situation we have been placed in is something we have never faced before and each of us is probably finding new ways to weather this storm. I have been cooking a lot (for some reason, I find it relaxing), I am learning to play and sing a new German song, I renewed the subscription for my online German course in an effort to increase my conversational skills, and I have just started my annual clothing purge. I am sure many of you have found the time, to do some of the things we never seem to have the time to get to.

It has also been a time to reflect and evaluate life, relationships, career, and goals. I am quite confident that the world as we knew it, will be forever changed and perhaps the view of our world and our future will be changed as well.

So, this can also be an opportunity for us to invoke personal positive changes for our future. Perhaps we will put more emphasis on the things that matter, spend a little more time with the people we love, be a little kinder, be a little smarter and prepared for the future.

This pandemic has taken a lot away from us in the form of our freedom of movement, impacts on our finances, our jobs and more. But remember, the pandemic cannot take away our hope, our faith, our love for one another, and our dreams.

Be sure to make some special memories during this time, in that it is a time we won’t forget soon. Also, take the time to appreciate the view from YOUR window, by giving thanks for all the good things and blessings in your life.

I wish you all health and strength in the days, weeks and months ahead. I pray that God will shield us during this storm and wrap our homes and our families in his arms of love and safety.

Thank you for reading and for sharing my page with your friends. I sincerely appreciate all of you who submitted your photos. I plan to continue adding your photos to the photo page. Perhaps you can ask your friends to send their photos as well.

To send your photos, email me at blogupload@outlook.com or Facebook, hit the send message button (on the right below the cover picture on my Facebook blog page) and attach your picture.


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