People around the whole world are feeling the pressure of the “stay at home” regulations. States in the U.S. and many countries are trying to open slowly, but safely… while waiting for the danger of the coronavirus to pass and a new vaccine is discovered.
After resting a while during the weekend from writing, I decided to think about some people I know and their plight with being confined. Then I’d like to turn our attention to something a little more light-hearted.
My blogging friend in England is keeping a running journal of his days in quarantine. He is situated out in the country and not in the big city of London. Nevertheless, whether staying in a packed apartment building in New York City or out in the countryside, the feeling is the same. What do I do with myself today?
Planning for “staying put” is not easy on anyone. My English friend is pressing ahead, however, and working out plans for his future business which has been a great tour guide in the past. He may be expanding, possibly into Scotland. He thinks that entrepreneurs do their best during critical times…they come up with ideas! Right on…go for it, Stephen!!
Our son is working from home these days with conference calls from Japan, Australia, Germany or other places that are his business concerns, besides the United States. His airline just cancelled his booked trip to Australia. Frustrated plans, I’m certain, but a better day will come! Some things are totally out of our hands.
His good friend, who is from Switzerland, has planned a wedding in Venice, (not Venice, Florida) which he is still hopeful will happen in August…but who knows? He’ll cross that bridge when he gets there.
More difficult for others are those who are in retirement homes and nursing facilities and can’t have their loved ones visit. We have talked to two people recently who are told that they can’t go out of their rooms. Can you imagine the mental anguish for those confined to one room and four walls? Not enough can be said about their situation. It is not only difficult for the elderly, but for their families who love and miss being with them. Keep making those regular calls to these friends and family because they REALLY need you. This too will eventually end for those so confined, but the waiting and loneliness must be almost intolerable.
Another friend of ours is trying to make it especially helpful for the children. They are making water slides and fun games for the children to play outside. Even our dogs feel the cooped up problem when they whine and push their wet nose against our arms. they seem to be begging to go out. “Hey, when is my walk…outside??!!
The nicest young boy in our neighborhood is being home schooled, but occasionally he is seen zooming up and down the street on his little scooter. Hey, a guy can only learn so much! To his Mom, who is trying to work from home and be a teacher as well, I can only smile and say, “Mom, you are investing in the future of the world…for he may be the scientist or doctor to kill off a future virus! Hang in there!”
So having empathized as much as I can with all of you stranded, isolated, stay-at-homers, I’d like to end with a little humor. We all need a chuckle!
Here are some talented singers who know exactly how you have been feeling because they feel it too. They composed their song while staying apart to dramatize life in the last weeks…going on months. We expect that they will sing again TOGETHER before long. Thanks, Guys, for your creative spirit!!
HISTORY IS THE WITNESS…THIS TOO WILL PASS.
VIDEO FOR THE WAY YOU AROUND THE WORLD MAY FEEL OUT THERE. Remember, you are not alone. Turn up your sound
April 28, 2020 | Categories: Adorable and Cute, Animals, Boyer Writes, Children, Community, Coronavirus, Encouragement, Life's Difficulties, Musical Talent, Over-coming Life's Problems, pandemics, parenting | Tags: Boyer Writes, Coronavirus, Home Free, home schooling, music, nursing homes, opening businesses, parenting, Quarantine, staying at home, working from home | 4 Comments