As I’m sure a lot of you are also doing, we’ve been checking in on family and friends, seeing how everyone is doing, blah blah blah. You know the deal – we’re all in this together.
Friends of ours are having a tough time as they are hitting a bit of cabin fever. Normally they travel quite often and go out to see plays and other events. This staying the house thing is not agreeing with them.
My response, to my wife, not to them was “I don’t get boredom. I understand it but I don’t get it. I have no idea when I’m going to die but I don’t have enough time to get everything I want to do done.”
I truly believe that. As I’m typing this a painting is looking down at me wondering when I’m going to finish it. The book I’m reading is longing to be picked up again and finished. The harmonium is begging to have the stuff piled on top of it taken off so it can be opened up and played.
I could go on but I think you get the idea.
I definitely suffer from too many hobbies but they aren’t contingent on being around other people so this isn’t that bad for me. And having just written that I’m seeing it as a trend of this weeks posts. I have things to do, food on the fridge, a job that’s paying me, friends and family who are all (for the most part) healthy and safe. I’m considering myself very fortunate at this point in time.
I think I’m going to have more of a hard time going back to “normal” whatever that turns out to be.