I, like most humans on this Planet Earth are told that we are under lockdown, house arrest for our protection. It is being done to protect us from the deadly virus. I have to admit, in some ways staying home is pretty easy for me. I have lived alone for 35 years and for most of those years, I have worked alone out of my home. Being alone is easy for me. I like my own company and being alone I have been granted the opportunity to study a variety of subjects. I do periodically however love being around people. I love giving and receiving love. I love hugs. I love the human touch. I love conversations over food. Now with this current pandemic, and rules of social distancing I am forced to change my ways.
Let me back up a bit. Years ago, I realized that if I did not make time to go out for a walk in the afternoon, I would miss out on people. So, living in downtown Ottawa, Canada, I decided that every day at a particular hour I would go for a walk to the river. The walk would bring me through the city centre and down along the river below Canada’s Parliament buildings. I realized a long time ago a smile always opened doors to conversations. Since, I have a happy disposition and I talk to everyone, I have met a lot of people. They are my community.