I was driving along smoothly, my route well-mapped and the first destination in sight, when a detour sign directed me onto another road. My discomfort increased as the condition of the road worsened and the directional signs few. Still, I felt confident that I could get back on track soon.
And then, the road ended with no visible exit.
This was Life in 2020.
A way out
I was lucky that there were paths available to me to “keep me out of trouble”. support technology, I recorded and produced music tracks for online worship services. Taxing my mind and creativity certainly assisted my survival.
And now I’ve been fired. The technology is in place to stream rather than pre-record the online services, simplifying the work for many individuals. My services are no longer needed.
I am being facetious. I actually retired from church music in late 2019. With the position unfilled when COVID hit, I stepped up to help out. I developed new skills and strengthened ties with friends and staff. I have no complaints.
On the road again
The detours are coming down, roads opening up. Although the route I had mapped for 2020 no longer exists, there are paths to get me back on the highway.
Here is what I know: there are more detours ahead. It is important to keep my eyes open for alternative routes.