Over the past few weeks, each of us has had to make some sacrifices due to the global coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have had to make adjustments to how we go about our daily lives. My provocative question this week is simply this:
I really haven’t given up anything except seeing doctors, getting haircuts, and going grocery shopping more than once a week. Garry goes out more than I do, but that is because I don’t go out at all. I’m much too at risk to take a chance. There have been a lot more cases in our area than we thought there would be. I thought our relative isolation might keep us safer — and it has. Safer isn’t the same as safe. We are better off than Boston and enormously better off than New York, but we aren’t out of the woods.
Essentially, though life has been the same except I’m sleeping more. I write, take pictures, play some online bridge, watch the news, and read. That’s not, in any meaningful way, much different than our usual way of life, though we usually go out a little more than this. But just a little bit.