Up again at 4am
My new normal
It has always been one of those words that make me question or cringe
It's not a lovely word like pillow, soup, kind
I look at my couch, my dogs, my kitchen, my view, my cupboards, my books, my family
TV. On. Computer. On. Instagram. On. Twitter. On.
Brain. On. Heart. On.
Not so normal
Not so normal at all
I keep thinking. Asking. “Why is this all so surprising”?
I am not into blame and shame
But I am into
Leadership, responsibility, accountability
It’s a big deal to have NOT been better prepared
In all the big and obvious ways
And in all the invisible and hidden ways
A very big deal
This is about some people in particular
Those with big titles, big salaries, big platforms, big influence, big teams
But most of us
It’s a big deal to witness and unpack and understand what all of this exposes.
It will also be a big deal to respond
rethink, regroup, rebuild, reconnect
When the droplets settle and disappear