Social Isolation

Social Isolation
My Mini Cooper practicing responsible social isolation

It’s been  a while since I’ve posted and it’s not because I’ve been busy, at least not in the usual sense. I had a little drama toward the end of 2019 that caused me to reorient myself in a number of ways. Rest assured that it’s all good and 2020 is off to a good start, with the notable exception of this whole COVID-19 deal.

Still, socially isolated or not, life goes on. Sameness is always an illusion but having change foisted on our society will be an ongoing challenge for a lot of reasons. The word society, the thing in addition to life that’s worth saving, is all about people with other people. Society, as in a face to face society, cannot be replaced by telephones or the internet. People need more than Facebook to experience a connection to others that’s meaningful and fulfilling. Without that, society loses something it cannot afford to lose.

It seems now that some of the initial shopping panic has subsided. Does the guy who raided the produce department have a good way to store perishables in a way that prevents perishing? I’m dubious. I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday for a loaf of bread and some almond milk and it was actually quite pleasant. There was an orderly line of about ten people outside and once inside I found the store to be quite well stocked. Best of all, folks were friendly and civil to each other.

That’s  a society worth preserving.

Social Isolation

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