May 10, 2020: Getting More Adjusted to This

View from the house we rented with my parents in Le Marche, Italy, in 2005.
View from the house we rented with my parents in Le Marche, Italy, in 2005.

Reliving My Life in Photos Makes this Time a Little Easier

In this, our ninth week of staying inside, having everything closed, and only reaching out via the phone and computer, I am feeling more reconciled to this temporary new normal. I have to keep telling myself that it’s all temporary, otherwise, I’d sink into a morass sadness.  Instead, I’m living a lower-key life in a condo with Mary. We are eating well, we never spend any money because we can’t go anywhere, and we carefully reach milestones that once would have seemed trivial.  I almost went out again to join Kate and Jon at a campfire on their patio. But the snowstorm that blew a whirlwind of snow here kept us at home.  But that would have been a major highlight. Life is simpler, and things are being learned.

One thing that I have had time to do is to find many great old photos that I have had lurking up in the cloud and looking at them brings great joy to me.

This trip to Italy when I brought my parents was a major milestone for me, so long ago now, in 2005. But the images bring back thinking about what fun it was to bring them to a special place like Le Marche, that little village.

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