WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WILL DO AFTER SHELTER AT HOME IS LIFTED?
April 24, 2020
By Katie L Lindley
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“I was never less alone than when by myself.” Edward Gibbon
We have all gone a little stir crazy, adapting to the stay at home, shelter in place orders.
But what is it that we all really missing? Baseball, basketball, dining out, opera, movie theaters, concerts, shopping, museums, meeting new friends, going on that first dates? Meandering about by car, train, plane, cruise ship?
What are your must haves; what are you missing most?
I have missed faces. The face of a stranger speaks volumes of how they are doing. A smile tells it all. Hiding behind masks can hide truths. I will never feel easy with the mask thing. I keep thinking we are all robbers heading out on a caper. I will be happy to see faces again. I will be happy when Halloween will have goblins tearing about in masks. I’ll bet there will be a surge in doctors next Halloween!
I miss hugging. I am a hugger; I hug from my heart all the way through.
I have missed getting my hair colored! This is a real thing and I am certain many others are angst about natural root color showing itself. Oh, that will be a glorious day!
I have missed seeing my elderly parents. They have been staying at home and away from others. I am glad for that, but want to see them delivering a giant hug.
I have missed holding my grand baby that was born three weeks ago.
If you’re a swinger… I suppose orgies have been out of the question. No social distancing in that practice. I cannot imagine as I prefer to get dressed with minimal mirrors, as I feel they mock me. Yet I do not judge others proclivities even though it’s not my cup of tea.
If you are a single and searching online, I think it may actually work to your advantage. You can get to know someone via the written word or by phone. You may be able to understand a connection in a way that would not be possible if meet and greet spin through coffee date was in place. Trust me, I have been there. Going from a coffee date to a meet another guy for wine date. Too many meets and not enough connection.
I met an online man that lived in another state. We spent hours on the phone and truly formed a bond. Our fate turned out to be friends, but friends we have remained, and for that I am blessed.
Whatever you have missed, stay well so you can return to what you love. Life will be waiting for you. Possibilities are endless.
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My Mantra: “Look to your blessings with great intensity”
Although I would like to say I am organized, focused and cookie-cutter, that simply would not be me. I am no different than any other woman in the world. I love to love, love hard, and, in the end, have learned to love myself above all else. So here I am, writing about the many men and the multiple purposes they have served in my life. Realizing that not one man on my roster had fulfilled every single one of my needs. Perhaps one man is not supposed to? I have compiled snippets of the men that have entered my world. In the end, they have shoved me towards my bathroom mirror, forcing me to take a better look at myself. Reflection is brilliant and the strongest guidepost into ourselves.
Working on the next book in the series “A House for Every Purpose, My Journey From Pillow to Pillow” revels a woman abandoning her home in search or her identity beyond men, motherhood, author.