Jose Mier Shares COVID Reflections
After year of shelter in place, and now reopening, are we doing better?
I can’t put my finger on it, however after 5 months of quarantine, shelter-at-home and shutdowns a basic despair has actually set it. That’s true for me at least and I believe the exact same is true for much of our Sun Valley locals.
We are prevented from going to bars and lots of dining establishments. Our gyms and physical fitness centers have actually been closed when more.
We might not have actually realized it but we require to interact with others. We need social stimulation and much of that has actually been removed from us. Our interactions nowadays occur at the supermarket or Walmart or Costco, but it’s not the very same.
What interactions we do have are soft and rushed at finest and we attempt our best to remain away from others (social distancing). We use masks which hide our faces so even the expressions of our neighbors can’t be seen.
We can’t go to the fitness center however when attempting to get some exercise outside we steer clear of anyone else in our course. Some still say “good morning” when passing. Others look straight ahead and do not make eye contact.
We don’t recognize how essential social contact is. Even the act of waiting in line to enter into a crowded dining establishment– or the buzz of other individuals’ discussions because same restaurant are things we didn’t consider previously. Now we miss them. And like the adage goes, you do not know just how much you’ll miss something until it’s gone.
We are prevented from going to bars and many dining establishments. We can’t go to the gym but when trying to get some exercise outside we guide clear of anyone else in our path. Even the act of waiting in line to get into a crowded restaurant– or the buzz of other peoples’ conversations in that same dining establishment are things we didn’t think about previously. And like the adage goes, you do not understand how much you’ll miss something till it’s not here.