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I’ve got the Isolation Blues

I sat down to write today’s blog in Color Thinking. I decided on the topic, because I did kind of feel today like I have the Isolation Blues.

Then I got just a little distracted. I opened an email that had a link to a video clip from a Consort Chorale trip to Argentina a couple of years ago. I listened to the piece and watched the clip. Then I started crying, because I really, really miss music. More accurately, I miss making music with my people. As one friend of mine said, “I miss it so much it hurts.”

Yes, that’s what the Isolation Blues feel like. I know you’ve felt them, too.

When you realize that for now, this just is the new normal. We are no longer waiting for it to set in. It has.

When you realize that seeing someone in 3D is a very special thing.

The shadow side of blue is all about feeling a lack of purpose or direction, not finding your voice, and being lost in the sadness. Doesn’t that describe the blues?

When you’ve got the blues, it’s hard to find your way out. My mom would have said that a good night’s sleep will cure just about anything. She’s not wrong, but I don’t feel like waiting until tomorrow.

I don’t want to deny the reality, nor the feelings I’m feeling. I mean, I miss singing because I LOVE singing. I miss my people because I love them. But I do not want to be stuck here. There is a lot that is out of my control.

But how I think about things and what I do with my feelings – those are inside my wheelhouse. I’ve been avoiding anything that has to do with music, but that doesn’t really work for me. I’m choosing to use Color Thinking today, to ask the most relevant blue question – the one that makes me tear up a bit: How can I find my voice?

For me, I choose to find it today by writing this blog. And then I am going to go put on a blue shirt and venture out and pick up some curbside purchases. I will listen to music and sing along as I go. Then I’ll come back and start writing letters and mailing out copies of my book.

My purpose today is to stake a claim on my own day. I’m not a complete victim of circumstances.

Ironically, I still feel like I have the blues. I feel better and sad at the same time.

The light infused side of blue, the side that I crave, is about coming to terms with sadness, feeling a sense of ease and peace, and finding my voice. So yeah, that’s completely what I crave today.

This is one example of Blue Thinking, and it’s a “spot color application” which might be different from how anyone else uses blue. I just wanted to share.

I think I’ll put Hamilton on while I write those letters….

In the meantime, remember these things: You are loved. We are all loved. Let’s all be kind. And in all things – progress, not perfection!

Love and light,

Maggie

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1 Comment

  1. Oh, this is good! I’ve been stuffing my blues ’cause that’s what I do sometimes with uncomfortable feelings and doncha I am just so damned self-sufficient. But oh, if I stop right now… and think of that day in Morocco when we sang “Look Away Into Heaven” to each other in that art warehouse full of beautiful stone? I have tears in my eyes and can feel how much I miss my singing and my singing friends! So yeah, still blue but better. I’ll take it:-) — love u Mago!

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