Never before in the history of time had the sky been so clear. Only an occasional cloud hung there as a reminder. Rain came when the soil dried – only when necessary. It was so clear, some thought they could see the face of God.
People were still confined to the safety of their homes. Big factories were becoming extinct, because the workers could no longer be socially distanced. Packing companies were shutting down because there was no one to process the meat. Pigs and chickens were not able to be processed in the usual way. Invention gave way to necessity and the use of machines replaced laborers. More jobs were eliminated.
Those who worked from home were beginning to enjoy the routine. It took a while, but they adapted as man has done since the beginning of time. Children became accustomed to learning from a computer generated image of their teachers, yet they missed the human connection of the classroom. Lessons were done quickly and thus more free time was available to them.
This time of adaptation was giving way to a new way of life for all ages. The elderly became more adept at technology, because it was the only way they could communicate with their friends and family. It even saved a few steps for them to text each other within the same dwelling place when it was time to eat.
The atmosphere was cleaner, families were growing closer, meals were eaten at a table – together – and they were made in the kitchen. What a novel way of doing things. This gave them an opportunity to share their problems, needs and they actually became closer because of it.
The economy was tanking, but it wouldn’t last. People always do their best when under pressure. New ideas and inventions would come from this and make life more manageable on a much simpler scale. Classrooms remained empty for the rest of the school year. Graduations were canceled. Celebrations were set aside. Beaches were closed. The joyful days of summer were approaching and they didn’t know if they’d be able to bear the extended time inside.
It would never be as it was in the past. This long period of isolation was beginning to force people to change their perspective on the old ways. They were coming up with ways to entertain themselves. They became creative. They tried new things. It was an adventure of sorts – until boredom set in.