Meditations for Queer Femmes – “Closed Until Further Notice”

Small pandemic scene: on the grounds outside our local library, two long-time tai chi practitioners, all bundled up, go through their moves. The dog and I stroll slowly – he’s a tri-paw, and elderly —  crunching through the thin scrim of snow covering the grass. After our walk, I tuck him back in his seat with a treat, then make my way up to the library for my contactless pickup. But the library is closed until further notice.

Turns out someone who works there tested positive, so they need to shut down for a while, but I didn’t know that until later. At the time, I just took it in my covid stride, even though I really wanted my books. I have books at home, believe it or not, and I figured there was a good reason for the shut down. That’s what we do, these days, isn’t it? Turn on a dime. Make do. Try to hold things lightly. Be more grateful than ever for health and well-being.

Just like the small pandemic scene, this is a small meditative offering. To say I’m with you. Thinking about you, sending you love. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, I hope you may find, here and there throughout your day, vibrant, meaningful connection to others, to the world, to your own hearts and souls. You, queer femmes, dearest loving creatures, you are so precious. This post is in celebration of you.

Every Monday, I offer a Meditation for Queer Femmes, in the spirit of my maternal grandmother, Mimi, who was fabulous, and from whom I inherited her Meditations for Women.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)

Published in: on December 7, 2020 at 7:35 PM  Comments (2)  
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