My goodness. how our world has changed in a few short weeks. Social isolating has become a must.
I heard a political historian compare what is going on in our country right now to Britain in WWll. I always wondered what it was like for the people who lived through that.
I think we are about to find out. Will we have food rationing due to a disruption in the supply chain? Will we be forced to remain in our homes in order to slow and hopefully stop the spread of the illness? Will we be separated from our loved ones for an extended period of time? We are already seeing some of this start to happen?
I have banana bread baking in the oven. It's familiar smell comforts me.
As I sit quietly reading. I hear the ticking of my new to me clock and the gurgle of my cool air mister. They remind me of being at my grandparent's house, where I would curl up on the couch reading a book, listening to the ticking of their mantle clock and the soft sounds of the rain. It was a safe time.
Yesterday afternoon I had my groceries delivered. What an ordeal. There were so many things that weren't available, but I guess getting my groceries this way is a new routine.
Out my window I see my younger neighbors leaving for work. Some of them apparently still have jobs. A young woman walks her dog. I sit in my chair and watch.
Last night I left my apartment for the first time in three days. I needed to check my mail and to print out my application for an absentee ballot to vote in our delayed primary. As I was getting off the elevator a man was getting on and he got within a couple of feet of me. I felt panicky. What if he had the coronavirus.
I was so glad to return to my apartment, my safe haven where I am comforted with familiar sights, sounds, and routines. It's a different world.