Today was good
Thursday, March 26, 2020
One of the ways we stay connected on Spark is by blogging. Topics I blog about are fitness, weight, or what’s on my mind at the moment.
When I think back over unsettling changes in the last several years, the first seemed personal, the second mainly affected the part of Japan to the north of us and disrupted our lives in Tokyo for only some months before it faded into the background. Now this, which affects all of us all over the world.
Here in Tokyo we’ve been seeming pretty safe for a few weeks, but in the last couple of days, there’s been a small but sharp uptick in cases. I’d planned to go for a walk in a park with a friend today and went with slight misgivings. It wasn’t crowded, we wore masks, and kept a certain distance from each other. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it, but voluntary restrictions are coming into place this weekend.
Historic houses in a park where my friend is a volunteer guide
Beams made from trees bent by the wind, fitted into a pattern like weaving.
The trees are a kind of sequoia
DH seems resistant to any further reduction in his quality of life. His stroke reduced his mobility, and dialysis had an even larger effect on his QOL. His pleasures are few and they would be wiped out by following the restrictions. Even without the virus, he faces similar dangers to those of catching it. I sense trouble ahead but........
Today was good. The present moment is good. Don’t borrow trouble! Live one day at a time!