I am really a positive and also practical soul. Many of you who read this and have lived for four score years or more, have during our long lives experienced almost every kind of trauma not only within ones family but also due to external events.
So I feel that you will agree that Corona is a hard act to follow. It has so many elements that I truly cannot remember anything remotely like it ever.
For an elderly person I think it is the hardest. To even consider that Corona may out-live me is more than I can bear.
Not to see my wonderful family across the ocean again? I can hear them saying “perish the thought”
To quote Shakespeare “its more in sorrow than in anger”
Its hard to put into words because of possibly hurting others, but the isolation has turned me anti social. Instead of a desire to meet people I want to distance myself. There’s hardly any conversation amongst people of my age. Some have a stand on Bibi and the coming election but most have nothing of interest to tell.
Those of us who take part in Zoom inter active forums may have something to contribute but again, since they are mostly connected to organization’s which one supports, are not necessarily of interest to others.
I have taken part internationally in a Zoom session on Elephants and it was amazing, almost escapism. I have a friend who is the creator of Elephants for Peace her name is Rose Marie and she has been almost all over the world with her project. I have another friend who is a wild life photographer called Robyn. Robyn once stayed with me as an Air BnB guest. I miss that too, but now since I am wearing the green bracelet maybe slowly I can start to take guests again.
I actually had two sets of visitors who were Israelis who live in Berlin and came for vaccinations, would you believe?
Sometimes “home is best” but it irks me.