Gone are the carefree days of jumping in your car and running to the grocery store "real quick" to grab some pasta. Going to the store now involves gloves, masks, different store hours, lines to ensure too many people arent in any one place at any one time, tape on the floor in 6 foot increments... the list goes on and on. But in short.. WE ARE LIVING IN A NEW REALITY. This new reality is scary. We are words and phrases we have never heard before like "social distancing" but they are quickly becoming the new normal for us.
Who would have thought just a few months ago, Christmas time, that we would be away from our loved ones for months just to make sure we don't hurt ourselves or others? No one could have predicted this but yet here we are.. Making the best of things. People are developing new ways of communication and "contact" that no one thought possible. Parades for birthdays, teddy bears and pictures in windows to keep children occupied, ZOOM meetings, etc etc etc. Our instinctual creativity is coming out and its beautiful to watch.
We, as a world, will make it out of this as a better human race. The proof is all around you if you just take a minute to tune out the scariness and tune in the beauty. We are in this #ALONE TOGETHER