People who Need People

The tell tale signs of Spring are all around us. The tulips haven't started to bloom, but it's only a matter of time. It got warm enough this week for me to renew my neighborhood walks. I'd missed them during the colder months.

There were plenty of people out and about. It seemed like everyone had the same idea. Everyone smiled, and waved-a few even spoke. It's not that this is unusual, but it felt different. It was as if they were craving human interaction. I know I am.

The thing that I seldom hear when discussing the last 12 months is the affect of being separated from human contact. We aren't supposed to live this way. The only exception may be if you're working on your manifesto. There's a reason that one of the worst punishments in prison is to put you in solitary confinement.

Young children are the ones I really worry about. I was in a store the other day, and there was a baby in the cart in front of me. Couldn't have been more than a year old. She smiled, and waved like babies sometimes do. I pulled down my mask to smile at her, and a look of confusion came over her. My thought was-dear god, to her people in masks is normal.

People need people. Dear old Babs told us that made us the luckiest people in the world.

Brainpickings served up another doosie the other day. It was the tragic story of a young Japanese poet. It's a short, but very interesting read. Check it out here.

I had my first test ride of an All City Gorilla Monsoon. Then I did a video about it. Have you seen it? If not, you can watch it here.



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Buddhism Without Belief

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