As humans we cherish interaction, touch, and connecting with others emotionally. Here are a few ideas to keep us close while we are apart.
"Every hand that we don't shake must become a phone call that we place."
"Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and compassion."
"Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another, must become a thought as to how we might reach out through deeds and actions."“Every in-person meeting must become a Facetime or Zoom meeting.”
“Every smile that someone can’t see because of the masks we need to wear, is heard through the tone of our voice and seen by the sparkle in our eyes.”
“Every good morning or hello that we may have said to greet someone while taking a walk, must become a nod or a wave from across the street to show friendship and courtesy.”
Interactions as we knew them may never return to exactly as we remember, but what COVID has taught us is that politeness, care, concern, friendship and thoughtfulness must prevail.