I don’t post this to downplay the seriousness of COVID19 nor to disparage anyone who is validly anxious about their own or others’ health. Like you, I am keenly aware of how serious this is. Rather, I post it to remind myself what is important (as I sit in my home office anticipating some family time starting around 12:30) … via CS Lewis in reaction to the atomic bomb (shared by a dear friend earlier this morning):
“This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”
While I still advocate PHYSICAL distancing (and thus do not recommend actually getting in physical locations together “for a game of darts”), the wonders of technology allow us to remain SOCIALLY CONNECTED - to connect with others like never before.
Some are unable to use fancy technology, and I would argue that there is nothing better than receiving a handwritten note suggesting someone has been thinking of you (or a phone call to do the same). Instead of turning on the TV, to whom could you send a personal note of appreciation, gratitude, etc?
What other ideas for connecting do people have?