I Learned

I learned I could live on a deserted island during this pandemic. Provided I had plenty to eat. And assuming the place wasn’t full of hungry predators who were bigger than I am. Actually, maybe what I really learned is that I can be isolated in my comfy home for months at a time and not go stark raving mad. We writers have an advantage over the rest of the world. We are introverts. Another advantage is that we produce whole worlds in our imagination – so who needs anything outside the house?

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “I Learned”

  1. I learned that I don’t have to have my life figured out. I can take it one day at a time and prepare for the present day without getting overly anxious about the next day. While it’s like us to schedule our lives away what happens when your schedule is interrupted?

  2. Love has inflicted a mortal wound in my heart. I spend days in a daze thinking about you. I lose track of time and it doesn’t faze me. The distance between us is insurmountable; the silence deafening, but I learned to cope by binge-watching cable series on TV.

  3. I learned that the mundane chores can bring unlimited joy , if you allow them to . Cooking , cleaning , sweeping , mopping , darning . One thing that I learned was not to watch TV .
    Everyone on our news channels went nuts . Panic over pandemic . Lots of phobic garbage .
    Thankfully , in my home , everyone has learnt to structure their lives around a TV less world .
    We finished rereading most of the books we own , and now we have hot debates over the breakfast menu in hogwarts castle great hall.
    Before my better half would launch on home made butter beer projects , we needed more books .
    Thankfully , the library opened last week , with few restrictions . So I gratefully brought ” Alice in wonderland ” . Now I am negotiating Alice’s salty pond of tears with her , and The Mouse is just about to launch on a speech . It is hand -rubbingly exciting and I feel like a kid all over . I still don’t remember half the details .
    So , I am re-learning , rather .

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