It is five o’clock in the morning. I keep telling myself, in a few weeks we are going to be in daylight saving time. If it was daylight saving already now, instead of five o’clock it would be already six o’clock! I reckon, six o’clock is a good time to start the day. So, I like pretending, that it is already six o’clock. I also like to pretend, there is somebody with me to start the day . . . .
Maybe, the best way to pretend is to be able to write. To write about how much I would like to have somebody with me continuously! Not that I do not like to do certain things on my own, like writing a bit of diary now. What I mean is, it would help enormously, if I knew there was somebody within reach at all times, and I do not mean on the phone or the internet, but actually in person!
Why is the personal contact so important to most people? Is it that hardly anyone of us is designed to live like a hermit? Oh well, I guess there are a few examples, where a person has trained himself or herself to live as a hermit for years on end. If they kept it up, I assume they would one day have just died a natural death without having seen a doctor or be admitted to a hospital. Their food intake throughout their hermit life would have been very scarce and absolutely natural.
But, I have found out now, that I am absolutely dependent on other people. And I do thrive on daily contact with other human beings! I believe I have it in me to survive without actual bodily contact with another person or pet. That has its limits though. If there is absolutely nobody that I can touch for months on end, at least I can hug a tree or a smooth feeling Teddy bear, can’t I?
Right now, our lives depend on how well we can adjust and live with the DELTA variant of Covid 19. The scariest thing is, there are probably other variants already around in other parts of the world. And who actually is likely to know how many?
I am not surprised, that for most people it is extremely difficult to live with DELTA. People are yearning to live a life without all these extra restrictions that are put upon them. I feel that I have not much in common with people that thrive on being among huge, huge crowds of people, I do thrive on some kind of contact with individual people, not on contact with crowds. Throughout my 64 years of married life, I am sure, my spouse felt the same.