Coronavirus Coping: Strategy #1

clouds by Lÿv Jaan, from back when we could go outside.

Find the silver lining.


sun breaking through, by Martina Vitáková

Somewhere along the line that year I was in physical pain, I taught myself to go into disgustingly optimistic mode, because it was the only way to survive. I taught myself to believe, not that things happen for a reason, but that things happen the way that they need to.

We can choose to accept what is, and dance with it, instead of refusing it as a partner and not dancing at all.

Try seeing what happens if you pretend that you believe that this is happening the way it needs to. Try seeing what happens if you flow with this instead of push against. Try seeing what happens if you trust that in the end, something good will come out of this.

It’s a choice, and it’s the best way I’ve found to cope: choose to trust and dance with what is. Choose to trust that somehow, both personally and globally, there’s going to be a silver lining.

Halloween ’17: The Silver Lining (here pictured with the Blood Countess Elizabeth Bàthory) Avant-pop art bender — obsessed with culture, mental health, feminism, queerness + travel.

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