A Gift of Morning

To dose is to give, a gift. Not to be confused with to douse, to souse. I felt somewhat pickled yesterday morning waking up absurdly early to get to my 2nd Pfizer dose down at the Convention Center, no time for coffee. This diabolical virus travails! (And it’s not often I use the exclamation point.) But I felt peaceful, if not happy, and light in the early morning sun. I was reminded of commuting days, leaving home the morning still night. Ah, but the morning! The fresh starts! The spring smells fueled by a full spring sun. The Convention Center was again abuzz, as if for a game or a concert. The loop was well oiled, and I soon found myself sitting in the waiting area for 2nd dosers, 15 still, quiet minutes, like sitting in church, waiting. I prayed for peace, happiness, and lightness, for myself and for others who came to mind, those I love, and those I don’t, feeling none too much any of it – had I been in a cot instead of a chair I’d have fallen back to sleep. Holy Thursday on the Catholic calendar. The Last Supper. Today, Good Friday. All bearing crosses, awake and asleep, crossing, looping in lines for the wearying doses, soused by the pandemic, in procession, waiting.


  1. I’m in two minds about these vaccinations, but my son insisted, so now I’m waiting for the second Pfizer dose. Love the way you evoke the gift of morning :)

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    1. Joe Linker says:

      One Light, One Sun, by Raffi:

      One light, one sun
      One sun lighting everyone
      One world turning
      One world turning everyone

      One world, one home
      One world home for everyone
      One dream, one song
      One song heard by everyone

      One love, one heart
      One heart warming everyone
      One hope, one joy
      One loving filling everyone

      One light, one sun
      One sun lighting everyone
      One light warming everyone

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  2. Dan Hen says:

    Congratulations , Joe . Now you can throw all caution to the wind . Well, no . Maybe not .

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    1. Joe Linker says:

      I’m trying to stay upwind!


  3. Got our second Pfizer… Slight headache, tired a bit, a little brain fuzz…. That is likely just my old brain trying to focus ;-)


    1. Joe Linker says:

      Same here. Is that what they mean by “back to normal?”


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