We’re now in week two of social distancing and already ideas are flying on how to interact with each other. It seems we are at our best when we have nothing to do. So, creative juices are flying. Minds are stirring. Inventions are being made. The things we have available to us are being used – kind of a MacGyver mentality.
Today I saw a recipe for beer bread – made with no yeast and one can of beer. I have seen evidence of people making their own surgical masks. There are tons of new uses for the internet. When we’re bored we get creative. There are just so many board games.
My theatre group is working on serving our community with acting classes. Soon the center of arts where Paul teaches will do the same. Without this option, we are out of jobs. It seems to me that America has always been a country of innovation. It’s how we grew into such a strong nation. Not only are we a collection of brilliant, creative, dynamic thinkers, but we also have the talents and positive thinking necessary to use what we’ve got and make it fit what we’re currently dealing with.
It’s only one week into this thing. Last week I spent feeling sad, worrying some, trying to understand it all. I even sent out a picture on social media showing the fact that I was still n my jammies and hadn’t bothered to put on makeup or comb my hair. That was my state of being for the week.
I went to bed at eight o’clock last night and rose at eight o’clock this morning. I have plans for the day. A project that I’ve been putting off because I haven’t had time – a revisit to my novel which I don’t think will ever get done – trying a new recipe for bread – cleaning out the junk drawer – planning a class for my seniors via the internet (let’s see how me and technology work together.) I’m energized. I feel I can take on the world, but first I have to get dressed.