The only upside of self isolating is all the time you have for self reflection. Which, by the way, can be a positive.
Having said that, we would prefer it be of our own accord. Not a forced thing.
But since this is a totally new situation we try to make the best of it. I don’t know how you’re handling it but I’m spending quality time with my dogs (more than usual), getting back to reading, watching movies on TV (mostly comedies; one million ways to die in the West, etc.) and stirring the pot; for real. Good opportunity to get back to good ol fashioned cooking. Something else that had fallen by the wayside with my over abundance of socializing. Also time to work on a little project I’ve been mulling over to do with Palm Springs. More on this later – no one’s going anywhere for now.
As I’m leaving Palm Springs shortly I’m using up the contents of my fridge and trying to be as creative as can be with the contents. Note: there’s not much left to the imagination.
So last night I roasted fresh compari tomatoes with garlic, olive oil, spices and chilli peppers. Fresh squeezed lemon over top and grated toscano pepper cheese. Very simple comfort food with spaghetti. Simply delicious. It doesn’t take many ingredients to make a great meal.
I also want to say that I posted a few poems the other day. To those who follow via e-mail I believe I made a mistake in publishing one of the poems. At first I thought it was timely, but when I re-read it, I realized it was more depressing than uplifting so I decided to delete the post from my website. Also; we don’t know who the author is, so best to leave it alone.
These are strange times for sure. Something like covid-19 virus has never happened in our lifetime. Let’s hope things get back to normal soon. However, maybe this will make us wake up to what is most important in life in general. Simple but important things like Health, Family, Friends.
And one more positive – it’s officially SPRING! I’ll meet you back here very soon.