“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to chill.”
For many of us, that is how we can best help the nation ride out the coronavirus. As an Internet statement goes: “Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do this.”
But that doesn’t mean it must be as boring as it sounds. Let’s think this through. How can we pass the time less painfully?
I’m often on the computer, either writing or surfing the Web. That’s a pretty normal day for me.
Leah is working on a quilting project she wants to finish while we’re in isolation.
Our RV park is in the country and we’ve been getting out for walks two or three times a day either around the park or down the county road.
Leah’s just finished streaming a bunch of episodes of the TV series, “Highlander.” Along the way, I picked up far more information about immortals than I thought possible. So, add binge-watching to the list.
We’ve both done a bit of telephoning or writing or online chatting with various friends.
We’re missing out on a cruise in order to be able to chill on our couch. To make up for it just a teeny-tiny bit, we’re planning to pick a night that we would have been at sea to dress up and have our own dance.
Help out here; we’re all in this together, even though we’re staying apart. What are you doing to make it easier to camp out on the sofa without the benefit of March Madness? Any other ideas you haven’t tried yet or are maybe hesitant to try?
Share your thoughts, while maintaining a more-than-safe distance from others, and let’s flatten this curve and regain a grasp of normalcy … however long it takes.
Finally, that opening sentence – “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to chill.” – isn’t really the option it sounds to be. It’s an order. It’s what you must be willing to do for yourself, family, friends, neighbors and even total strangers.
Chill. Am I right?