Thursday, April 23, 2020

What next?

Dear Wondering about The Future,

Me too.  There is so much to think about right now.  I know you are thinking it too;  what will we want, what will we need, what will we do when we can do what we did before? 

I have been keeping track of what I miss, and, it isn't as much as you might think.  I miss the idea of getting to go places, but maybe not the actual going, if you see what I mean?  I miss the libraries.  I miss my job because sometimes it felt like it was 'important work,' but I am not such a fool that I didn't know that feeling was a bit of a vanity.  Mostly, I was around some mighty nice people, and now I am not.  I miss the ice cream and the coffee shop, but not as much as I would miss the empty lot if it were developed and turned into an ice cream or coffee shop.  I miss sharing close space with some people, but not all people.

This article crystallizes and echoes some of my vaporous thoughts about what I miss and what I don't miss.  I hope you will take the time to read it, and begin to imagine what you will want when you can do what you did before.