The greatest truth about the COVID-19 pandemic may be that every person’s experience is different. I’m more fortunate than many—I’m healthy, not broke, and for the most part able to do what needs to be done each day—so the last thing I want to do is sound like I’m speaking about anyone’s experience other than my own. With that in mind, here are five things I’ve learned, or truths which I have rediscovered, during the pandemic.
- Always being pressed for time diminishes the experience of living.
- Things nearly always look better after a walk.
- Forest Park is beautiful every day of the year.
- If I did nothing but read all day, every day, I still wouldn’t have time to read all the books I want to. The same principle applies to movies.
- Wearing a face mask in public while suffering from a cough or a cold is a custom that Americans should adopt permanently.