I feel like this word has taken on a completely different meaning nowadays…
I’ve always thought of the word distance running-wise, as in how many km I would run or walk in a day. Also how far a destination can be and how long it will take me to get there.
Today though, we think of social-distancing – a concept that was unknown to me until recently. Social-distancing has become the new normal and it is hard, for some people, to do it. Not everyone has the luxury to have the ability to stay at home away from loved ones. Whatever the reason, it is hard for human beings to be asocial. We are social individuals, we need to communicate, to hug each other and to give a handshake as a way of socializing.
Speaking of being social – the other day while I was at the grocery store, people kept trying to walk away from me. Yes, I get it, social distancing and all, but it made me feel like I haven’t showered in days. The way people were looking at me, it just made me feel different, distant, unloved.. has anyone else experienced this? It only happened once. But that is enough to make someone feel indifferent.
Another day, at the parking lot of another grocery store, I was getting out of my car and the person walking towards their car just smiled at me, for no reason. I smiled back and said, “Have a good day.” Interesting how people’s reactions during these difficult times can affect our mood.
Anyway, all of these thoughts just came to me when I saw the word Distance… I hope I’m not the only one feeling this way..