May 10, 2020: Getting More Adjusted to This
Reliving My Life in Photos Makes this Time a Little Easier
In this, our ninth week of staying inside, having everything closed, and only reaching out via the phone and computer, I am feeling more reconciled to this temporary new normal.
I have to keep telling myself that it’s all temporary, otherwise, I’d sink into a morass sadness. Instead, I’m living a lower-key life in a condo with Mary. We are eating well, we never spend any money because we can’t go anywhere, and we carefully reach milestones that once would have seemed trivial.
I almost went out again to join Kate and Jon at a campfire on their patio. But the snowstorm that blew a whirlwind of snow here kept us at home. But that would have been a major highlight. Life is simpler, and things are being learned.
One thing that I have had time to do is to find many great old photos that I have had lurking up in the cloud and looking at them brings great joy to me.
This trip to Italy when I brought my parents was a major milestone for me, so long ago now, in 2005. But the images bring back thinking about what fun it was to bring them to a special place like Le Marche, that little village.