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Our New Normal

With the Coronavirus, things have quickly changed.  I am sure it has been an overwhelming experience for most of us.  It has shown our best side and our worst side – and it still has not run its course.  I hope that all of you are doing well – are staying safe and also taking care of yourselves.  I may have been gone a while now, but I seriously have wondered how you are doing and hoping that you have stayed safe.


I was recently asked, what I hoped our new normal would be after the Coronavirus, and it inspired these words.




May our new normal

be a place of forgiveness

where meeting, eye to eye,

we smile

reach out

and savor the connection

where we meet injustice,


and abuse

with firm stance

of nonacceptance

and we block the blows

raise our voices high

and say, “enough is enough”

but not mere words –


not standing

in the streets

holding signs,

chanting slogans,

but tirelessly working

for change

until our world

is kind

and right

and just.


(c) Sumyanna 2020


I know I have been out of the scene for quite some time now.  I have two kiddos working on College and two that I work with full-time in school.  I have been chauffeur for one to her College 30 minutes away.  It has been a busy year, but a rewarding one and I am making sure that I take care of my #1 priority – my children.  I’d love to do more of the things I love – and I know that time will come, but for now – I love the job I have and hope to sprinkle in a few moments of “me time” when I can 😉  Right now, during the summer, I should have a little bit more than normal – and that’s alright by me.


Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

11 thoughts on “Our New Normal

  1. How lovely to have you back again! Many thanks for sharing your work!!

    It’s all too easy to give ourselves to everyone else, but remember that those who are best able to care for themselves are best able to care for others. Love yourself first, and let that be the candle that reaches out to others.


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    1. I have been doing more of that this year – hence the departure. When I’m not taking care of the kiddos, I am trying to do things to stay healthy. I spend more time in quiet moments when they come and I have been getting outdoors more (until recently). Nowadays, we just go out walking in the evening when no one else is out. Hope you are both coping well with everything and taking care of yourselves!


      1. We are lucky in many ways. Among them, we are lucky in that we live about 300 yd from the ocean and we’ve been able to walk the path there and in nearby Beacon Hill Park. We’re also lucky in that Vancouver Island has been covid free for 6+ weeks.

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        1. Oh wow. It sounds beautiful. We are holding our numbers here in Colorado, but you still see some people acting like it is a joke. My youngest girl has low immunity so we are definitely taking things seriously – besides, I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone else either. In the meantime, I shall follow you on your walks to the ocean in spirit 🙂


  2. I hope they (and you) are adjusting well to college. It is a big step. You do you… there is always a place for you here, but family does come first. Glad to have you here as long as you can stay! 😊

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  3. That’s a beautiful and hopeful poem, Sumyanna! I hope that this becomes our new normal, that we learn to make a little more place in our hearts for kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. ❤

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