We love our long weekends. We get to decompress. We get to give the mind a mini vacation. We get to catch up on things. Normally, as a result, we wish everyone a great long weekend politely asking about their plans. Normally. Typically.
These are not normal times. As I went around asking people about their memorial day plans, I started to realize that I shouldn’t ask. Out of ten people, I asked one had a real weekend plan. The others shrugged and winced when I asked. Some noted there was nothing to do. Others noted they were going to remain sheltered in place. Some said they planned to watch netflix. I started to feel a certain sadness at these answers and stopped asking.
In New York, there is great desire to live a normal life again. But we also have gone through great trauma far too recently. We want to shop and eat out. We specialize in those things. Yet, we are tentative. I have gone for long walks. I even created a scavenger hunt of things to find and experience outside. But it’s not the same. This is not a time of real decompression. But will try to find little gems of experiences hoping for the best.
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I hear you. This is the first Memorial Day weekend we didn’t go up north, but I’m still enjoying it. Especially the warm weather!
Enjoy the lovely weather! Be well!
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You’re right, it’s tough but find pleasure in what you can do, not what you can’t.
Very on point indeed!
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It is 102 with 17% humidity here. My weekend involves shade, cool temps, and some humidity indoors.