These odd times have spawned some lovely side effects. So many of my cousins have appeared on some social network platform or another weaving loosely together a family that is usually scattered.
I now have a chat group with two friends from elementary school days. We share pictures of spring gardens and of the deer invading our gardens for a quick bite. None of us seem to want to talk about anything difficult. The feeling is like a cross between summer camp and an unexpected snow day. Although pleasant there is a surreal quality to life, and sometimes we do think it is the Twilight Zone.
We all feel we are watching as the world realigns, waiting to see how the changes roll out. We will then resume the rush of classes or and work and carpools and meetings and parties and dates and, and, and... But for now there is a some enjoyment of our cocoon, even though the cocoon is enforced. For married couples of a certain age, perhaps it provides a glimpse into what retirement will look like, being home together so much of the time.
The most important thing to remember is that we are always able to move to a point of view where we can each be slightly more, or a lot more in charge of the textures of our lives. We are all capable of baking cookies, growing herbs, painting, composing,or teaching something online. This is a way to keep faith in one's own life, "And that is my wish for you: Flourish and prosper." L.Ron Hubbard. www.thewaytohappiness.org @waytohappinesstampa