The creators of the Happier podcast suggested keeping a Covid 19 diary as these are strange times to be living through and keeping a record would be good. I have been doing this but realy wanted to blog about it too, mostly to look back on comaratively in the future. Fairly typically I haven’t got round to it until now.
So like everything else at this time the Easter period has been strange. Having really not focused much on lent or holy week I want to start to engage more – so after finishing work on Thursday evening I joined with Ely Cathedral for their liturgy of the last supper.
Good Friday – this was the first time I had ever worked on Good Friday – students until 12.15. I got super organised with my hot cross buns and made them on Thursday between students and got their first rise in, then left them shaped in the fridge overnight, they hadn’t risen much over night but I took them out and gave them a few hours to rise.
I missed church Zoom communion but managed to get on facebook for the virtual walk of witness, in the kitchen while cooking hot cross buns. We then scoffed them in the garden.
I had intended to spend Good Friday afternoon having some space gfor quiet reflection but it didn’t quite work out that way. I had work admin and invoicing to do and then clearing up ready for the Easter weekend. So instead I managed to listen to a huge range of very varied spiritual listening while doing housework, mowing the lawn and cooking dinner:
Pray As You Go, Lectio Divina style meditation
Radio 4’s Good friday Meditation
The liturgists podcast – pretty varied even within this one podcast to be honest – nice breathing prayer for the last 20 minutes.