ORNJ SPIELS — The New Normal??

Hey YLCC … it’s me … ORNJ!!  

 

You probably figured that out from the title of this message, but I thought I’d make sure you knew who was sharing these thoughts!!

 

Firstly, about the title … ORNJ SPIELS … years ago, Stu and the company published a monthly newspaper (then magazine) called Canadian Spirit.  I was one of the columnists, and I chose the name ORNJ SPIELS for my column … the ORNJ part is self-explanatory (I hope!!), but the word SPIEL means “to talk about something” … and when you put the two words together, you get ORNJ SPIELS which sounds like orange peels (at least to me it does!!), and so that’s what the title means!!  It’s a reference to something from about 20 years ago!!  

 

Okay, on to the actual message!!​

 

It’s certainly a phrase we hear a lot these days, isn’t it … The New Normal.    

 

You know what I mean …. the New Normal reminds us that we wear masks everywhere we go, we don’t gather in large groups, we stand 2 m apart from one another, we stock up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer, we connect with our family and friends over Zoom.  Everything is new, no doubt about it!!

But it’s not normal …

 

Normal is hugs and high fives … 

Normal is dancing in the dining hall … 

Normal is proudly wearing your swim bracelet all year long …

Normal is Twin Twin Din Din and Morning Reflection and the 4 at 4:30 …

Normal is Morning Dip and Morning Yoga …

Normal is Aunt Hoover and Beans and If You Wanna Be a Penguin …

Normal is working together at the Rock Wall and Team Teeter …

Normal is a bedtime story and crossing our arms to sing Linger …

Normal is debriefing your day with your cabin group …

 

Normal is YLCC!!

 

I know that this summer is going to be incredibly challenging for all of you … it is going to be for me too!!  But I also know that we’re going to get back to normal, YLCC … I know it!!  It’s going to take some time … and, sadly it’s going to take away YLCC for the summer of 2020 … but we’re going to get back to normal!!

 

At camp, I talk a lot about making deposits and getting returns.  Right now we are being asked to make those deposits that will bring us the return that we all are dreaming of …

 

All that we have to do is to continue to make the deposits that we have been making for the past few months … wearing masks and social distancing, washing our hands and respecting others around us.  As we continue to do those things, we will move our world from this New Abnormal to the joy and magic that we all want to share in the summer of 2021!!

 

I believe in us, YLCC … I always have, I always will!!

 

Love and laughter,

 

ORNJ

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