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Perception and the Pandemic

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As we walked along, silence blanketed our little duo. We literally were within an arm’s length of one another, but figuratively we were worlds apart. We moved along, matching our gaits, but deeply entrenched in our own thoughts. The pandemic was weighing heavily on my mind. I could only guess that it was occupying some of his cognitive space as well. Life had changed dramatically, and while we had found ways to adapt – even celebrating some of the changes – we also had moments where uncertainty and frustration prevailed.

Zoe’s velvety red leash was loosely tethered to my son’s arm, and her apricot curls danced as her feet rose and fell in a rhythmic motion. As we rounded the corner, the magnificent sun sent twinkling shards of light across the water. It was breathtaking. In unison, we........

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