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2021

When worldwide becomes personal

Author: Jim Taylor

Sunday May 30, 2021

 

The big picture only hits home when it becomes the small picture. That’s why movie makers show you the big picture--of thousands of foot soldiers surging up a hill, for example--and then zoom in to show the tension visible on a single face.

            After 14 months of daily pandemic statistics, the big picture of daily COVID-19 statistics goes over my head like distant thunder.

            Until Wednesday of this week.

            When my daughter tested positive.

            Suddenly, COVID-19 has stopped being a big picture and has become intensely personal.


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11

Jun

2018

Three-Year-Old Daughter

Author: Jim Taylor

A song of joy about my three-year-old daughter, dancing in a morning-misted meadow. Written long ago but I still love it.

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