It’s a New World
Last week I wrote a blog called “talk to strangers”. Who knew that only a week later the world would have changed so completely?
Getting off the plane here in Halifax on Saturday, I saw two old friends go a little crazy when they realized they had just gotten off of the same plane and didn’t realize that the other was there. There were screams of delight and friendly greetings and “I haven’t seen you since…”. There was a quick, natural move toward a hug that quickly became a backing away and an awkward elbow share dance. I am sure it was a less than satisfying way to meet a friend you haven’t seen in a while but there you have it. It’s a new world.
How temporary is this situation? Let’s hope that in a little while we will be free to be friendly from closer than 2 meters and that we can regain our connectedness, our closeness. Who knew that electronic communication would become such a vital and integral part of our everyday lives as we work from home and self-isolate? Now we rely on strangers who deliver our food and other necessities from the outside world and stay ‘in touch’ by phone and computer.
That is where I am and what I am doing. I am living and working from my new condo in Halifax. The tradesmen scheduled to come today are not taking any chances with someone who flew in on an international flight days ago and will not be back to finish for at least a week. I am unpacking boxes and trying to organize for a couple of weeks of no one here but me. It is weird.
Take care everyone…