Saturday, October 15, 2022

"L(ove)" Notes

  • L and I were both feeling feeble and fragile (L is post-Covid and I'm post-Covid-shot) so we went for a gentle stroll in the woods behind L's house. I thought this turn in the river was absolutely breathtaking. 
  • L is just the best at sharing her view and the river--she lets the whole street keep their kayaks in her yard.
  • Also, when I called my mom this morning, I got a whole carful of aunts and uncles, which was fun. When I told my mom that I was sick from the Covid booster, she said, "Oh, you did that? We're not even wearing masks over here, everyone is fine." My mom does her own thing, so I didn't say anything. However, when I archly relayed this story to L, she rightly pointed out that *I* had had a bunch of people in my house for pooja a week ago and that everyone has their own magical thinking about Covid. She's not a friend who always agrees with me 😃.
  • Nu needed some extra kindness today, and L was the one to give it to him when he brought L some salad for dinner.

6 comments:

Nicole Boyhouse said...

"Everyone has their own magical thinking about Covid" - this is true!! We are all just doing our best in our own ways.

maya said...

OMG. Truth! I needed to hear it; I can get pretty set in my ways.

StephLove said...

That is a lovely view and I love the idea of her yard full of kayaks (and that so many people have them).

I think a lot about how my rules for when to wear masks and when not to are not completely rational or consistent. Completely rational and consistent is a stretch for most humans, I think.

maya said...

Steph--Yes, L is a treasure. You seem pretty consistent with masking rules--I'd be interested in hearing about any inconsistencies you've identified.

StephLove said...

I think I mask sometimes (going very briefly into a store) when I'm not going to be in contact with the same people for 15 minutes, but I won't hanging out inside with friends or extended family for longer than that. That doesn't really make sense when you think about it. I think at some point, not masking around someone became a sign of trust.

maya said...

Steph, thank you for the update. This is exactly what I do as well. It's not 100% rational, but unmasking around people who have had their vaccinations and would tell us if they felt sick or tested +ve feels different from being around people who are unmasked and could be infectious... or belligerent.

how CAN the kids be alright?

Nu had just raised their hand to answer a question in Spanish class; I'd just landed in my office and poured myself my first cup of tea....