I don't know how long you have been isolating yourself into your home, but for me and my wife, it has been since the 11th of March when I went to the auto body shop about a mile a way to bring my car home. That was the last time I ventured out into the community to interact with someone. Yesterday, we went out to pick up a prescription from the drug store, and we did stop at the grocery store and social distanced ourselves as we did some shopping. Other that those "outings" we have been inside our home. I go out daily to the garage to "spin some wheels" on by exercise bike, and then I go back inside to chill out and shower. However, and this is why I am in this long-winded run-up, I am starting to feel like the Bill Murray flick, "Ground Hog Day". I came to that feeling a few days ago, when I was running the squeegee on the walls of the shower, telling myself that "I did this yesterday...and the day before, and the day before". My life is getting up in the morning about the same time, going to the bathroom, thoroughly scrubbing my hands, making a pot of coffee, setting out my pills and vitamins for the day, opening the drapes to the window, and then turning on Morning Joe (recorded), and drinking my coffee while I run through my emails on my iPad. The rest of the day may be different in some exciting way, like reading the LA Times online, or sending some stuff like this email job, or pulling a few weeds, or then reading the Atlantic, or the New Yorker, and then the garage for my exercise, and then the chill out, and the routine ending of the shower, and the squeegee ritual. Ground Hog Day all over again, and it will be repeated later today, and then tomorrow, and ..... Do I sound like I am ..... ?? yes, I am. Hope your days are different, but maybe you have a recurring tic that you are running into as well.
So - here is what you need to read today, from former Senator Al Franken. (thanks Debi Evans)
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
- Kris Kristofferson