Thank you so much for this, Agnes. Although many have been forced to slow down during the pandemic, the situation is not peaceful. We are living in a constant state of worry and turmoil.

Ben is the same as your husband - serene and balanced compared to hectic me. But, I recently entered semi-retirement and am trying, really trying, to slow down and not feel so damn obligated all the time.

It's working - little-by-little.

Like your turtle photos, my great blue heron photos "transport me to another place" - reminding me to breathe and be still.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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