2020: 5

27 December

Five.
The fingers on one hand.
Sleeps left over of 2020.
And then we are off to 2021.

I’m wondering now what is going through my mind in these days. What was I thinking in the years before? I was in Groot Brakrivier last year this time. Thinking about the Minstrels competition which I was to be involved in. No Minstrels on Tweede Nuwejaar. No competition in January and February 2021. None of the excitement, preparation, colourful costumes, exciting singing, … nothing. Quiet streets and quiet stadiums. Thousands of people missing the opportunity to perform, missing what keeps their minds, hearts and souls occupied during practices and performances.

A year ago there was a little flame burning. Hope maybe? Eh. Yes, that’s the answer.

I have received different colour heart emoji’s over the past few months. My general tendency is to either use a red heart or a yellow heart depending who I am sending it to and what it is being sent for. Not sure if I could go by this but I looked up the meaning and found this link to tell me a little more about the various heart colours in Whatsapp. I received a purple heart the other day … the below is taken from the explanations in the link (for interest sake): What Do The Different Colored Emoji Hearts Mean?

The Red Heart Emoji – A classic love heart emoji, used for expressions of love. Displayed in various shades of red on most platforms. It represents passion, deep connection, romance, friendship, and unconditional love.  WhatsApp:   A red heart symbolizes the infinite passion. Someone is very helpful or could be in love.

The Purple (Violet) Heart Emoji – A purple (violet) heart can symbolize a sensitive, understanding and compassionate love.  This heart emoji is regularly used to portray glamour or wealth.   WhatsApp: The violet heart emoji stands for sexuality. Could mean that the chat partner is keen on you or wants to talk about an amorous adventure.

The Yellow Heart Emoji – When the shape is colored yellow or gold it signifies happiness and friendship. They are synonymous with new beginnings, youth, sunshine, spring, purity, and strength. The traditional heart of gold. WhatsApp: The yellow heart means someone is happy and optimistic. This emoticon stands for the joy of life.

I find these emoji’s fascinating. Not sure if the nuances are always understood and / or meant. I should ask, right? Next time.

I hope, pray and plead for a different, healthier, safer 2021.
A more hopeful, less anxious, love-filled 2021.
More passion, more adventure, more joy!

Love what you do. Invest in yourself. Care for others.

Please take care of yourself. Much love. Be blessed and be a blessing.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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