After a good chunk of time spent revving up the new streaming events calendar, I just could not stay inside any longer. And after spending so much time alone now, I couldn't help but notice how acutely aware I was of other human beings during my walk. <Gasp! Other humans!> And it's only been 2.5 days of self-isolation! I'm already quick to say Hi! to anyone I pass on my walk (at a safe distance, of course), but I'm noticing that these benevolent strangers are more willing to say Hi! back to me--microrenewals of my faith in humanity.
Yeah, this all feels weird and uncomfortable, but then again, this is my first, up-close experience with a pandemic. So, with that in mind, I can reframe the situation and feel more gratitude for the ability to video chat, get supplies delivered to my door, watch movies, stream performances, get lightning fast updates, take walks outside, watch spring slowly unfold, call my 94-year old grandmother, synchronize-watch TV with my sister in Germany, and the list goes on.
What are you grateful for in the midst of all of this? What is microrenewing your faith in humanity?
Born in Elmira, raised in Corning. I love events, I love the Finger Lakes, and I've been dreaming of building this calendar for a very long time.
Some people know me as a retired wine stain painter. Some people know me as a former medical translator. Others know me as an organizer of the Hours Festivals. In my heart of hearts, I am someone who is passionate about real human connection in whatever shape it takes.