Social isolation is slowly killing us. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I didn’t have Renee. “Shelter in place” may be what is necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but the loneliness and depression attendant to being locked away from the rest of the world may be as destructive as the virus itself.
For some strange reason, songs keep popping up in my head. This morning’s is by Stephen Stills and is called, “Love the One you’re With.” Click on the link and enjoy the music; then, whenever they say love, substitute the word “hug.”
Hugs are very important, and, in the new world of social isolation, we need to find a new way to hug. Any ideas? You’ll figure it out as you hug the one you’re with. Afterall, there are lots of benefits to hugging. Get inventive and share your ideas here.
Of course, if you can, love the one you’re with as well. But don’t overdo it or the one you’re with may knit you a noose. Yesterday, Renee gave me the warmest hug I’ve had in a long time. Boy, it was great. Who knows? Today she may love the one she’s with.