Here’s hoping no one is losing hope with the ‘2020 test’, coronavirus.  And it’s not really hope that’s missing from our lives anyway.

“There are places in this world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s something inside… that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. That’s yours.”  ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption

That’s a good quote if you are adamant you won’t wear a mask and are forced to. Or on the other end of the spectrum, good if you are judging someone who isn’t wearing a mask. Just keep your social distance and move along. Don’t let it get to you.

We can hold onto hope for a better tomorrow.  My thought is that it is more of a feeling of “I wasn’t going to do anything specific anyway, but the fact that we can’t is what bugs me”.  The restrictions in place.

I miss traveling.  For example, it would be good to cross the Canadian border and see my Dad one more time. But I can’t blame the closed border.  He can’t have visitors anyway, they’re in lock down.

Lots of people miss lots of different things.  On Reddit the other day, they had a lengthy thread about what people missed the most and it was very nice to read the empathy when people talked about not being able to cross borders, or how much they missed hugging people.  Nice when people care a little bit about others, instead of just ripping them on social media.

Some are missing not being able to have a ‘live and let live’ attitude since others irresponsibility are now directly tied to our safety and how long we’re all stuck in this reality.

Hold on, with hope.

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption