The skill of being calm as usual

My 94 years old neighbour has acquired the skill of being calm even during the lockdown. She stays the same, cheerful and thoughtful. I admire her being always the same as if the external facts had no impact on her calmness.

Slow Life

After the initial practice period I quickly learned to love the bliss of the new slow life. I was one of the lucky ones still able to work and even see colleagues (albeit from distance) but was able to plan my own work hours and minimise risks. Home life became a shelter and a refuge - a peaceful, quiet retreat from the new harsh realities of the outside world. I've never loved home as much I do now!

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