Hello loves! Sorry it’s been such a long time. How are you? I’ve been shelter-in-placing since March 17. The first book that came to my mind was, The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker. It’s one of my all-time favorite books.
Our story is narrated by Julia, a middle schooler, who tells us that the days are slowly becoming longer than 24 hours. No one noticed at first, that
“if you didn’t hear the news, the landscape looked unchanged.”
But gradually, everyone became aware of what became known as, the slowing, and the earth took longer and longer than 24 hours to complete a day. Gravity is also affected, and people are able to jump higher, run longer…
Everyone is scared, and not sure of what is going to happen. No one has all the answers. Time is needed to study the evidence and create a new way of living in a, “new normal.”
Julia’s father is a doctor and tells her not to worry, that humans have solved all kinds of problems for thousands of years, and they will solve this one too.
This beautiful book will give you hope, please read it!
It’s good advice for us now too. We need to follow the advice of doctors and scientists. We need to wash our hands, socially distance ourselves, and stay put.
Don’t be afraid. It’s going to be ok.