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On Loss

"The trouble is, you think you have time."- Buddha

It was exactly one year ago today that our family went into quarantine because of the pandemic. Friday the 13th, of all days. How appropriate. The way toilet paper and paper towels were flying off the shelves at grocery stores, was to my paper product hoarding self, what horror stories were made of. Kinda and I were set to host our Spring retreat the following day. We had already secured the location, purchased the food and gifts, and had sold tickets to excited guests. Out of an abundance of caution, however, and being highly uneducated about the virus at the time, we were forced to cancel the event because of possible exposure, losing revenue as well as the much anticipated opportunity to provide and receive what is always a nourishing day for mind, body, and spirit. We really could have used that time knowing now what was to come as far as the world's new normal. Just like that, all our plans we had made for ourselves s