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Friday, April 10, 2020

Pandemic 2020: Take out food

For the first time in 5 weeks, we ordered takeout: Pagliacci’s Pizza. Funny how it just wasn’t as good as I remember. It seemed like they rushed the order, with the toppings and cheese slipping off as you ate it. I bet it will be good cold.

Spring weather has now arrived in Washington, which is a welcome distraction. The quality of light changed on Wed or Thurs. So strange how we forget about this until the earth makes its way around the sun, and the angles lock into place.

It’s almost enough to make you forget about the dangers lurking outside.

During this winter/spring hibernation, my dreams have become more vivid. It’s as if the mind needs to make up for the lack of activity and social interaction. There are times I remember what it’s like to walk into someone’s office at work and talk to them in person. No video stuttering. No audio cutouts. Real-time, real conversation. Now those physical interactions are just a memory, like a dream.

Amazing how human beings can adapt to living and working from a virtual cave. But I’m left wondering what this pandemic would have been like 10 or 20 years ago, without all the streaming services and Internet? Without Amazon being able to deliver food to your front door? It’s as if we’re all able to plug into the Matrix—only to find out we’ve been doing this for a long time.


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