Well I got friends
Haven’t heard from
Them in ages
Now they’re texting me
With “hi”s and updates
To see whose
Alive and kicking
Oh, I’ve got friends
Yeah, yeah, the song “Friends in Low Places” was going through my mind yesterday.
In the past week, I have had six people reach out to me from whom I have not heard in years. Some of these people have been incommunicato for so long that they did not even know I bought a house 20 months ago.
I am very happy to hear from them and that I have had the same cell number for about 20 years so people can reach me. It’s nice to know that in the heart of this pandemic, people are thinking of me. They must be too busy in everyday life to reach out, but now that everything is on PAUSE, we have nothing but time.
The most positive thing for me with this crisis is that I get to be home with my cats. The second most positive thing for me with this crisis is the amount of people who are reaching out to me. I am hearing from people who I thought had dropped off the planet.
I regularly write people. Some of them I have sent a text message and received no response. I try not to be annoying. So I am pleasantly surprised to be hearing from people now. Most of these people are from out of state and are not local, so I blame the whole “out of sight, out of mind” concept.
It’s nice to know that coronavirus is bringing people together.
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Hi there…my name is Tina. I came across your site looking for anything meaningful and of interest..I think it was your minimalistic approach, as I too, live a minimalistic life with cats, in a Tiny House in NY state. I was even thinking of starting an Isolation Log, but as I just recently published my latest book Tiny House Tale, I have been occupied with book thoughts amidst the pandemic. Somehow, reading your posts made feel not so bad about losing count of my lockdown isolation. I guess being a writer has its upside. Wishing you well and feel free to message anytime! Tina
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