In truth, my life hasn’t been too inconvenienced by COVID-19. Sure, I canceled plans to go see my Dad in Missouri. Sure, I’m working from home–but I am working. Today, there were a few work-related things that would have been easier to handle if we weren’t sheltering at home. But, really, nothing insurmountable in the long run. Then, these books arrived.And today turned into a good day–a really good day. Any day is a good day that includes books. What’s more, these books were wrapped in a map of Homer, Alaska, my favorite home away from home, and dang, if that map didn’t spark some wanderlust in me. Maps are like that, triggers for travel.
Homer is the home of my adopted “local” book store–Homer Bookstore. Their online bookstore just went live. Check it out.
To top if off, in addition to books and a map, the booksellers at Homer Bookstore tucked this little card inside my package. Can you read it? Inside, it says, “…all manner of wondrous things are possible….”
If ever there was a time when this message was needed, it’s now, during a pandemic. We must remember this–good things, even wondrous things, are still possible and will happen.
Hawaii topped 500 cases today. We’re at 504 cases across the state and 21 on Kauai.
Today, our mayor issued Emergency Rule #6, in which, he mandates we wear some sort of face covering whenever we leave the home, except when exercising (while practicing social distancing); when riding in a personal vehicle with members of their own shelter group; for sustenance consumption purposes, when entering banks or other financial institutions and while using an automated teller machine; or when a medical condition prohibits the user causes a greater health or safety risk.
It’s a good thing my friend Celina texted today that she was making masks and asked if I wanted one. Yes, please!
Be well. Be sane.