On 02/06/2020 13:20, Samantha wrote:
> On Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:33:41 PM UTC-4, Erith Romycin wrote:
>> On 23/05/2020 19:36, Samantha wrote:
>>> On Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:21:24 AM UTC-4, Erith Romycin wrote:
>>>>Muting my relatives helps.
>>I find seeing them (my parents are both old enough to require shielding)
>My mom is, thankfully, taking it seriously. Not sure what I'd do otherwise
>- I don't live in the same country anymore.
>It's more the other relatives who can be... challenging.
I am lucky in that my relatives, from youngest to oldest, are taking it
seriously. THough it was pretty bleak seeing the oldest member of my
family meeting the youngest member of my family through a photo app,
with nobody able to hand out hugs. The last time we had a new arrival we
had four generations in one room.
>>Fair. I am watching rubbish, and feeling worse.
>>The whole nature of public spaces has me uncertain. I miss the cinema,
>>the pub, football, and none of those will be the same.
>I try not to think about it too much because I can't see how anything will
>be the same for a long time. It's really tough not having events to look
>forward to, or people to vent with. My reading has slowed down enormously
>too - where I'm usually at a book or two a week, it's now taking me a
>couple of weeks to get through one. Brain just won't cooperate.
I find myself just not wanting to. It's a yawning abyss. Can't escape,
and somehow can't bring myself to escape.
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