Tuesday, April 28, 2020

X for X - My favourite things to counter COVID-19 stress

(This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. I am writing this month on activities that keep me refreshed during these depressing days. It's Day 24 today.)

X indicates something that is unknown. Indeed, these are uncertain times befallen on us by the stealthy attacks of a pathogen about which there are still a lot of unknowns.

But that doesn't mean I am clueless as to what I have to do. In fact, x, the independent variable, could stand for any of the 23 activities about which I have written so far on this blog during this month; everyday pursuits that keep the spirits high and help me look ahead with hope.

In fact, I am pretty sure of what I have to do each day, just as I would mark with an x to identify something on a map that I want to highlight.

We are at an X-shaped junction, where we have paused in order to introspect and to plan the direction of the path ahead; a track that haven't trodden before.

A choice that we would make, just we do on a ballot paper with an x.

27 comments:

  1. yes x really can be the variable in Covid that keeps us focusing on hope. Nice
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  2. Ha ha - clever way round the dearth of X words - as a xometime geography student, I like the x on a map!

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  3. Hari OM
    Neatly choreographed! Indeed, COVID has provided the human race with an 'x' factor... YAM xx

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  4. An unknown quantity, indeed.

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  5. You ended this blog post with 'x' as the last alphabet. X at the end usually denotes familiarity. In UK it denotes kisses. XO is kisses and hugs.

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  6. True Covid has lead us into an unknown path. I like what you said we are at an "X shaped junction to pause, introspect and plan ahead. Thank you for sharing:)

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  7. I like your logical, calm perspective on it. Getting bent out of shape doesn't help anyone. Hadn't considered an "X" junction before.

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  8. A smart write up on an undetermined and unknown X.

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  9. I like the map connection :)
    Reminded me of the Geography exam question papers!

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  10. So many ways to look at X.
    Infact now it reminds me of the Tic Tac To game -where we mark X & 0 .

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  11. A brilliant thought in fact, Pradeep, as 'X' can be taken for any unknown or known or given factor.

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  12. A good reminder of where are are today and thank you for jogging my Geography lessons' memory about plotting on maps.

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  13. Not to forget....... find x (in Algebra)
    Yes we all have come to that X-shaped junction many times.

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  14. X-shaped junction... yes we are at the crossroad at the moment. Hope we take the right direction so as to have a better future!

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  15. X on a map took me right back to geography class. Interesting take

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  16. X marks the spot in more ways than one! X-cellent!

    X is for ...

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  17. Xis full of positivity and assurance, I believe. For every X there is a definite solution. All one needs is to find a formula that fits the given situation and apply it abiding by all the rules.
    I am hopeful that the solution for the X of these days will be in the form of a vaccine that would soon be available! Cheers!!

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  18. Great use of X, the unknown can be very scary...
    X is for…

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  19. I like your take on the letter. Well done.

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  20. Surprisingly deep look at the letter X. I never thought about it being such a flexible symbol.

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  21. Great use of the X! Maps and votes are very important.

    ~Operation Awesome team

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  22. We all need to find out that X-factor to keep us sane in these tough times.

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  23. Smart pick for the word X .. yes we are at an X road and its time to pause before we tread on the unknown path..

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