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Lillian here, delighted to host Open Link Night!

FIRST a reminder! June 24th Bjorn will host OLN LIVE beginning at 3 PM EST. It’s a wonderful time to log on and connect faces and voices with the writers you’ve been reading here at dVerse. Everyone is welcome! You can read aloud a poem of your choice and/or simply sit in and listen and watch others read. We’re a friendly bunch and do a bit of chatting too! Hope to see you there!

SECOND: a reminder that after our LIVE OLN on June 24th, dVerse will take a summer hiatus and return on Monday, July 12th. The dVerse pub will close its doors – and who knows? Maybe there will be a bit of remodeling….new bar stools? Repairs on the roof? Oh . . . I forgot . . . it’s a virtual pub . . .

. . . but now that I’ve mentioned remodeling . . . my husband and I are in the midst of planning a major bathroom remodeling project! We’ll rip out the tub; add a walk-in shower; raise the ceiling; new everything. I’m thinking we should head to our favorite place, Provincetown, when the contractor does the major demolition. This looks pretty good, right?

So as we’ve been visiting plumbing supply stores and tile showrooms, it strikes me there’s major remodeling happening everywhere!

Suddenly many of us have the option of taking off our masks and remodeling our behaviors. Remember when we remodeled our behaviors in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit? Many started working from home in comfy clothes on the bottom with semi-professional clothes on top as we zoomed office calls and meetings. Some faced suddenly having children home all day and helping them learn how to manage on-line classes. Even figuring out how to get groceries caused us to remodel our behaviors! And now, as vaccinations become more prevalent in some parts of the world, we’re figuring out how to remodel our behavior again. To mask or not to mask? To attend a movie or not? To eat at a restaurant indoors or outdoors? And those of us fortunate enough to live where the pandemic is beginning to markedly slow down, think about those in other countries where Covid rages on. We think about those who have lost someone to Covid and how they were forced to adjust to a new emptiness in their lives. Oh yes, lots of remodeling happening everywhere.

So let’s get on with OLN at dVerse! New to dVerse or need a refresher? Here’s what to do:

  • Remember, everyone can post ONE poem of their choosing. No particular format, topic, etc.
  • Post the poem to your blog AND add the exact URL for your poem to Mr. Linky below.
  • Remember to either TAG dVerse in your post, or include a link at the end of your poem that leads readers back to dVerse (https://dversepoet.com)
  • If there is no Tag or link back to dVerse, I will gently remind you to add it or I will have to remove it from Mr. Linky. Sorry to be so harsh . . . but this is just part of the requirements. AND it will bring you more readers and lead more folks to dVerse so they can participate as well.

I look forward to reading lots and lots of posts over the next few days here at OLN.