Well, are we really out of the pandemic yet? People will agree to disagree on that topic, but not exactly what I wanted to discuss.
The pandemic took several things away from us in 2020. For most, we are missing out on our people interactions. For others, the interactions were so intense (since they quarantined together) it resulted in a new generation created or a higher divorce rate. For me, it took the ability away to connect with people in person. It seemed to push us into a more impersonal way of communication. Even online dating thrived to a point if you take out all the scammers that prey on the loneliness people felt. I, myself, built more connections with the crew at Home Depot and the local liquor store since they were two of the three open stores for the pandemic.
I miss people. Even though the pandemic, I tested the waters. I went out and visited establishments that were open to enjoy my favorite cocktail (safely). I even met some great people along the way that we're just as excited as I was to talk to someone. Will we get back to the more authentic, organic methods of meeting people? Or is this a thing of the past now? I am not sure that I am old enough to use that statement.
Imagine if you will, sitting at a bar, enjoying a tasting of now your new favorite whiskey, and someone sitting next to you strikes up a conversation, and low and behold, it is about your favorite topic! Eyes meet, you lose your train of thought, and you blush out of embarrassment because you were stuck for a minute on how this one person made you feel in that one moment.
No technology involved; sounds so good! Yes, I have been one to lose my train of thought because of a look. I, along with many others, feel the desire for more in these crazy times.
So, let us bring on the vaccinations and the whiskey events. Bring us back to a time when we can see people smile and taste/discuss our favorite spirits. We need to get back to what feels good. Feel the sunshine on our exposed faces and breath in, knowing we are safe.
We will get through this, my friends. Stay safe.
Views, thoughts, comments and experiences are all mine, which includes all of the grammar/spelling errors. I do not claim to be an English major only needed an outlet to share my experiences.