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MenoAZinkulling: G

This month here at the Wild YAMster's bloggy, you are going to be regaled with words related to feelings and happenings of the last twelve months. Oh yes, you know of what I talk.  This is to be the ALPHABET OF AAARRGFIZZZ... We've all had to deal with it. This will be a reflection purely from my point of view. You don't necessarily have to agree with what I say; just appreciate where it's coming from. Normal service will resume on May Day. (By which time I may be yelling that down the ether phone loud and repetitively!)
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There were many days in the past 400 or more, that the exclamation Good Grief exploded from my lips. Not that there is anything good at all about grief... it's just that I was exasperated by much of what was going on.

The prevalence of grief is one of the things that will haunt memories of 2020... and now 2021. Grief abounds in all years, for the natural process of life is that it will end in some way or other. However, it is the excess of grief that marks these years. 

In amongst all that, though, there was Generosity. The sort that comes from a spirit of common awareness and the need to support and share. Donations to food boxes and the Government's provision of furlough money are examples. It is in times of crisis like this too, when Greed shows up for how cruel it can be. Maniacs panic- buying as if armageddon were upon us was the first and obvious example of this. I mean, really. Not one symptom of COVID ever indicated the need for a shed load of toilet roll. Some of us, as a result, had to resort to the old-style cut newspaper and wet rags...

Yeah, and then there is the aforementioned government. Or lack of it. The heid yin doon sooth was in some kind of denial at first and then kept shuffling around, spouting absolute nonsense against all Guidance of his advisors. Just so he could, in his opinion, stay looking good to his sycophants.  Gallus indeed. Often dismissive, frequently with a Guffaw to fill in his mumbling, waugh-waugh-waugh non-sentences. 


Let us end today's gee post, though, with a very important word; Gratitude. For all the pain of what has happened, there have been windows through which we could Gaze and centre our thoughts upon being thankful... For ALL our key workers, not least those in the medical profession who have truly Given in the fullest sense. But let us include the delivery men, the food suppliers and the transporters thereof, the postal peeps and the couriers and the workers in industries that maintain the infrastructure of our technological existence. The scientists and all of us who have been carers for longer than these years, but with the added weight of Coviditionitis. Yes, let us know gratitude even in times of grief. 


See you tomorrow for the ongoing saga. Please be aware that there is more I amAZing over at 


19 comments:

  1. We can only hope that 2021 has less Grief, and lots more Generosity and Gratitude. And a whole lot less Goons.

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  2. Lots of great G words. My heart simply wells with gratitude for all the goodness and generosity engendered by these wobbly grief-inducing times. So many people have shown up as their best selves in service to others, and held hands and radiated light.

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  3. Such G's. I am glad that you could feel gratitude even in the year that you've been through. Hugs.

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  4. we a-Gree... they stopped support here after some people became greedy and tried to get money they never deserved...

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  5. Gratitude here high on my list too.

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  6. Grief and Gratitude. Both are very prevalent here as well. Grief that my sister was not able to come for so long (we are now crossing everything under the sun for July) and Gratitude that none in our family has succumbed to Corona (only one case in fact and he is okay again) and that our country seems to be on the way out of this.
    I will go back to A-F now.
    Klem

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  7. Good Grief indeed! Your G's captured a good part of it all. I like that you ended with gratitude.

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  8. Another very relevant string of G-words. Gratitude and generosity also we have seen alongside grief.

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  9. when greed , Govt. collide with grief in our word it makes the grief worse, or so it seems to me.. it does get better when we add generosity and gratitude to the mix, but still leaves us with your first words, God Grief, what next?

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  10. Good Grief indeed. I must investigate the origin of this expression. LOL
    Hugs Cecilia

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  11. Good grief is right! Thank goodness the greed at the grocery store is behind us - hopefully, forever.

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  12. Gratitude is the best G word ever! When I list what I am grateful for at the end of the day, I feel much better about the shitty year (a little over 2 now) that I have had! Though things may not have been the way that I thought they should have been, I am grateful for the good things! We hope you are having a gloriously happy day!

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  13. Gallus is almost too good a Scottish word to be wasted on BoJo! I share gratitude that some are coming through the pandemic, and hope the rest of the world will soon get there too.
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2021/04/08/the-state-trilogy-a-z-guide-g/

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    1. Hari OM
      ...it is, until you remember that it's root is 'gallows'..! Yxx

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  14. Certainly an excess of grief in both 2020 and 2021, but some good things have happened so yes to Gratitude with a capital G.

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  15. Grief is the most crippling of emotions - but I think we tend sometimes to associate it only with death of loved ones and not with wider loss. It is certainly at it's most potent when a lover of a partner or friend or family member dies - but we can grieve for other losses too - for a loss of compassion, for loss of nature and habitat, for loss of opportunity, loss of soul...
    My friend Jim Perrin wrote the most astonishing book on Grief - it is called West and follows his journey of discovery and recovery)after the death of his son (from suicide) and wife (from cancer). He begins by travelling to the Atlantic coast of Ireland - West he says is the landscape of loss; West is where the light dies... Brilliant writing.

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    1. Hari Om
      True, that... and I live on the west coast of this Bonny Land - drawn by the looking in and deep it engenders... Yxx

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