As we all become more used to our temporary, crazy world of isolating and staying inside, Craig has been dreaming lots about what the world will be like when we go back to ‘normality’.
I’ve been asking myself this question a lot recently ‘What will I do first when I can freely go out?’ There’s a few things at the top of my long list:
- physically go and see my loved ones and hug them
- go to the lockup to see, touch and play my drums
- go for a drive for no reason and look at the world around me
I’ve also been thinking about what could be different when we’re all given the thumbs up to socialise and go out again.
Coming out of hibernation
Family, friends and hugs!
How will it feel seeing our family and friends? Will we hug them naturally or will we keep the invisible distance that has been drummed into us? I like to think that we’ll quickly revert back to ‘how it should be’ and move seamlessly to physical interaction with those we want to be close to.
Oooh they’re a bit close
But what about people outside our social network? Will we all be cautious, looking at them wondering if they’ve had ‘Covid-19’? I like to think that we’re emotionally aware and caring for others. We’ll recognise that it may be awkward at first and we’ll respect each other’s personal space if people need it. In other words, we’ll cut each other some slack and space!
Eating and drinking out
I personally can’t wait for this. Sitting down in a buzzing pub or restaurant.
Will the tables be more spaced apart from now on? Will employees wear gloves and masks? I hope not, but maybe! Again, we’ll adapt, we’ll enjoy each other’s company.
And I guess that’s the message and mantra from me to you all. We’ll adapt and continue to do so.
Things will get better. Every day we’re all one day closer to our preferred way of living. This blip will certainly change us and leave scars but the learning each of us takes could be massive and grow us all.
For me, I like to think that we’ll look out for each other more and stay in contact. We’ll use Facetime, or equivalent when we can’t physically be there and we’ll make more of an effort with each other.
Why do I think this? Because as humans we care, we learn, we adapt (we’re built to constantly adapt), and we’ll come through this stronger, together.
What are you looking forward to doing? How would you like this to change you?