Strange Days Indeed

March 27, 2020 § 5 Comments

Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Strange days indeed
most peculiar

John Lennon recorded those prescient words in 1980; that’s 40 years ago. But he might as well have written them last week.

Since last week in our little corner of the Milky Way, we have had a chancellor shot and almost killed, we have been besieged by coronavirus with the result that court dockets have been turned topsy-turvy, and an active attorney with numerous cases on the chancery court docket dropped dead Wednesday evening from a heart attack.

Forgive us around here for thinking that there is some vast cosmic conspiracy at work against us in the Spring of the first year of the second decade of the 21st century.

You, of course, have your own travails. You are under the same epidemic cloud that infests us. And, like us, you have your own everyday woes that are simply the stuff of life regardless of epidemics, et al. It’s a wonder we haven’t all gone stark, raving. I don’t know how we endure it.

But we must not only endure, we must prevail, as a famous Mississippian once said.

There are various strategies. Some fall back on faith, others reason. Some dig deeper into work, others curl up into a fetal ball. Some rage, others shrug. Whatever fills your sails, but just keep sailing ahead.

We will get through this, I am sure. When you have survived as long as I have, you see some strange days, indeed, and these are right up there with the strangest I have ever seen. Most peculiar, mama.




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§ 5 Responses to Strange Days Indeed

  • rbj08521 says:

    Thank you Judge for those understanding words! On a gloomy Monday morning they really did give me a better view of life.

    Rhonda M. Motill


    Legal Secretary

    Hon. Robert J. Bresnahan


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  • Jennifer Whitcomb says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Judge.

  • Richard Young says:

    Thank you for providing insight to so many attorneys and judges during these “peculiar times”. Your service, your post are invaluable to all who follow your blog.

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  • William r Ruffin says:

    Well said judge! Life has challenges and we are not to ask why! I believe there is a purpose for everything. Even this but faith will see us through! We will be stronger in the end.

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