Now, 10-year-old me at the time was too focused on fielding ground balls to ever understand what that meant. But as I grew older, I could hear his voice echoing that same message, so I locked his words inside my mental archive.
Times like these are when I go back to them.
It’s tough talking to people you care about without physically being with them. And, somedays, it feels impossible. You wish to just escape and be with them for even a minute, because time — undoubtedly — is time.
We are strong, though. We are strong and resilient.
The more we courageously abide by the rules now, no matter how burdensome they may seem, the quicker we can return to the people we dearly miss later.
And although communicating via phone, tablet or computer is second-rate compared to conversing in-person, we should still be grateful we have the option to do so.
So while we use technology’s helping-hand to remain connected with those socially distanced from ourselves, remember this isn’t permanent.
Live in the present, but look to the future.
For me, I am excited each day to talk to the person who inspired me to write this. Hearing her laugh and seeing her smile is the highlight of my day.
But I’m also eager for the day when quarantine ends. Then, we can drive together with no destinations, besides the occasional Biggby Coffee pit stop, while singing carpool karaoke at the top of our lungs.
The upcoming weeks will be telling as to how we all will be able to interact with each other in the near future.
We must simply keep faith, hope and love — but remember perseverance.
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