Welcome to the Smorgasbord weekly round up with posts that you might have missed.
I hope you are all doing okay and that family and friends are doing well also. It has reached that critical mass in the pandemic, that it is more likely you will know someone who has been infected with Covid-19, and it the case with us with friends in America and Spain. Thankfully recovered, but still very concerning, when all you can do is offer platitudes rather than practical help.
Being over 65 here in Ireland as far as the supermarkets is concerned, puts you in the elderly and vulnerable category, and it is certainly less stressful shopping in the designated time slots. It is tough though to accept that is how you are perceived, despite being active and in good health. I know it is for our own benefit, but I have to make sure that fear does not drift into the rest of my activities.
Despite physical changes to our bodies, how we feel inside is unlikely to have changed dramatically since our mid-20s. Our thoughts and emotions may have matured to achieve balance, but that does not change our fundamental personality. If we did not look in the mirror, our perception of ourselves is largely based on how we feel and think, and it is important that the label that has been given us during this crisis, does not take away our independence or freedom to undertake new adventures in the future.
I will admit that right now going through an airport, getting on a plane and mingling with thousands of strangers is not top of my wish list, but I hope that over time, I will still spread my own wings and live as I have always lived, seeking new places, people to meet and stimulating experiences.
In the meantime we have a lot to be grateful for with the Internet, so that even from my office chair, I can reach out around the world and touch base with you from the safety of my own comfort zone. I realised the importance of the world wide web before this pandemic, but now treasure it beyond belief, as I am sure you all do.
Anyway, around here things are operating as usual, and my thanks as always to the contributors for keeping their wonderful posts coming and to you for your continued support.
And despite the lock down…a little bit of a celebration as the blog passed 1 million views since October 2013 this week.
Here are the posts from the week that you might have missed.
Thank you for visiting and your support.. stay safe and look forward to seeing you again next week.. Sally.