Last week on Wednesday and today, I had video calls with my family. Prior to the outbreak, we kept in touch through text and occasionally called. But video chat?
They say distance makes the heart grow stronger. How about a pandemic? Homesickness comes when there’s a greater sense of fragility in one’s family.
I really do appreciate the calls even if we don’t talk about much. My brother’s apartment was flooded by an overflowing toilet in the apartment above him. It overflowed for 8 hours. At 3 gallons per minute, that ends up being like 5 hot tubs full of water filling the inner walls of his apartment.
March 24, 2020