Community Immersion

Shelter-in-place continues.

Staying close to home has made me feel closer to the people that live close to me. My family and friends for sure, but also businesses and neighbors. Part of the reason is knowing we’re in a static physical proximity even though there’s social distancing. But a lot of that closeness comes from an emotional sense.

I must go through a cycle of worry and resolve a dozen times a day. I want to help those around me, and yet I also have urges to withdraw into despair.

I know others feel the same.

I think about the local bookstore and nearby restaurants and friends that live on my block. We’re all struggling. We’re all fighting. All I want is for everyone to make it through this.