The days are simpler here in Quarantine Town. There are reading sessions on the patio and bare feet in the grass every day.
Friendships grow through all the time we have to talk and virtual happy hours we didn’t make the time for before all we had was more than enough. We wash our hands as often as we check our phones.
Longer sleeps, bigger laughs, more vulnerable cries, and better talks. We have the time and the presence to zoom out.
Hair is streaked with strips of blonde and I’m more concerned about going back to “real life” than living our suspended days…Or maybe this is it already?
Gratitude for health, the roof that protects us, for the big love that keeps us solvent. Also for a shameless nap routine I’ll be sad to see go.
I “vacuum” the floor with fingers through the carpet just because it’s so much more satisfying and where else do I have to be?
Q Town puts everything in the blender – swirly anxiety, freedom, and peace. Exhaustion and monotony with downtime, creative time, and exercise time. Alone time and together time. Work time and laundry time and lunch time.
Thankfully, I’ve always loved a good smoothie.