Keeping Up with CoViD19: Day 13

30/03/20

Cover image: My daily coffee with a post-it note from my dad

My mother once told me, ‘busy people get stuff done’. While I can’t confirm this is true, I am definitely getting very little done now that I have infinite time on my hands. And it makes sense, because the busier we are, the more we have to focus on completing each task in the limited time we have. 

Before this pandemic, I had plans to go skiing for the first time this week. Today I was supposed to fly from Germany to Italy, however, I am in neither country and chances of me leaving my house in England are slim to none for the foreseeable future.

I spent most of today wallowing and wandering around my house. My brain feels like mush, so here’s my favourite poem to fill this blank space:

The Orange

By Wendy Cope

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.

While we are stuck inside, I think it’s important to find joy in the simple things in life.

Stay safe, stay indoors, wash your hands,

Lots of love,

Ana xxx

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