I have been self-isolating for one day less than three weeks, and it has been a fascinating interlude in my life. It has given me unforeseen free time to consider what makes me happy and what fails to bring me joy. It has shown me my flaws and illuminated the problems in others that I had glossed over. It’s been challenging, but this time away has also been euphoric for a multitude of reasons.
Right now, though, I find that maintaining this website with the regularity that I try is not going well. I don’t have the exposure to the world that brings me topics to write about. I don’t have the old drive or desire to write about trivial things. I just want to enjoy life in a very greedy and hedonistic way. Who knows if we will ever have such a unique opportunity in our lifetimes ever again?
And so, I’m taking a break from my regularly scheduled output here. I will continue to write. I still love putting together my “Why Don’t You?” column, so you can look forward to these on ocassion. And we have weeks left in Mexico to discuss still. I have been quivering with excitement to introduce you to Cuernavaca and Robert Brady and the endless springtime to be found in that wonderful city. There will be content in the future, but it will come in drips and drops instead of a steady stream.
And I’m doing fine. I’m not ill. I’m not starving. I’m not depressed. I’m not bored. I’m not even particularly unhappy, I just find myself gravitating towards new ways of preoccuping my mind. When this is all over, I have no doubt that I’ll get back to it with my usual verve.
In the meantime, find what brings you contentment and bliss and delight. And, for the love of all things holy, stay home.