Sometimes it takes only a simple thing to feel like you’ve just had a shot of Vitamin B12.
Yesterday I sat on a bench looking at this scene. I took a picture and thought, “Somewhere over there is my house. If I didn’t know there was a river on the far side of this mud flat, I might try walking across Comox Bay.” When I got home and uploaded the photo, I zoomed in and could almost see my house. I could see the workshop in the backyard and the tree that is in the farthest corner of the yard. I drew an arrow in the photo to show where that tree is, right in a gap between the treed area.
Having a sandwich and a chinwag with a friend was a simple way to pass some time but it was great medicine after not seeing friends for a long time, and not having much of a social life except for calling to people at a distance. We sat on opposite ends of a bench and caught up on news of the past weeks. Then we both went home refreshed, having had a change of scene.
I realized then how much I had missed seeing my friends, and how much I still miss seeing some who can’t get out for a while like I did.
The effects of the pandemic are the same for all of us in some ways, but different for others. What changes do you find most difficult at this time? How do you cope?