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We are so very over Covid -19 -- Zoom meetings, air hugs, frightful news, conflicting information, data overload and face masks -- All of it! We long for real gatherings, real hugs, and the freedom to breathe in the air without worry.We have been fortunate to be able to go to work and stay healthy. Our hearts go out to our readers who put in 40 hour workweeks while home-schooling kids. To our Teachers we all thank you! To essential workers, we pray for your health and safety. To those who have lost the security of a job and loved ones, we can't begin to imagine your pain.
MF: I find I miss human touch during these unfortunate times. "I need a hug!" How often do we hear or see that on Facebook? COVID-19 has turned human touch into the worst villain at a time when we need the compassion expressed in physical touch the most. Something as simple as a handshake, a high 5 to a graduate or a hug from a grandchild has become potentially deadly. Even the once acceptable 'elbow bump' now violates the 6 foot rule.
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TOM: It is our hope that when this is all over, we can close the door on COVID -19 and recognize this time as an interim moment in life, horrible and sad as it is. I look forward to hanging out with friends and family and sharing a meal together. I crave safe travel to cuddle grand babies born during this pandemic. I long to hug our adult kids, to wrestle with and tickle little ones.
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