Weekly Scribblings features some phrases from the Broadway Musical “Hamilton”, the story of one of our founding fathers, and a view of American politics at the time of the American Revolution. My random thoughts about the pandemic feature options #3 and #4.
”Talk less. Smile more”, is a phrase hardly applicable to our pandemic times. The wearing of a mask leaves us only the eyes to signal a smile, and renders talk to a muffled monotone. The problem, however, is not problematic, since we are closeted in our homes and discouraged human contact. Life, devoid of human touch . leaves us longing for a simple handshake, a pat on the shoulder, and desperate for a hug, We order our groceries and shop on line, bank at the drive-up window and, for a large part of our female population, discover our hair has turned gray under the tint that has become our norm for more years than we care to count. As for the gentlemen, no trips to the barber result in drastically different and sometimes bizarre coiffures. Our iPhone and iPad become our closest friends, and it is not difficult to believe “dying is easy, living is hard".