It’s official. 2020 has been among the worst years in our generation. With so much uncertainty, sickness, and economic disaster, it is hard sometimes to get a grip. But we must. I often think of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the first ‘Winter of Death’ that William Bradford wrote about. Then I think of the wars through history on our soil, lost loved ones, and other tragedies that have befallen Plymouth County. I guess the high points of our lives are made even sweeter by the lows. I am ready for those highs and the minute we are released from our pandemic woes, I plan to start scheduling meetings, lunches, and get-togethers with as many people as I can.
I laugh when I think about how I used to try to convince myself to do fewer meetings and spend more time following up on things. I am not sure I will ever feel the same about whether to go to a meeting or not. I am ready to interact with people, ready for smiles, ready to talk minus ZOOM, and ready to recreate normalcy. I miss people, period.
If you feel the same, join the next best thing – a monthly ZOOM meeting we will start having to catch our members up with one another. The first one is Monday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m. I will send the ZOOM address the week before to all of you. Whether there are two of us or two hundred of us, we will fight the aloneness and figure out who is doing what and how we can help one another.
I will not be writing next week because we have the Plymouth County Development Council Annual meeting. Watch for our next newsletter on November 18. Then, take fifteen minutes, close your eyes, and chill. We all need some time to decompress…