Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 278 –


“Things do not change; we change.”

Henry David Thoreau

Thank you, Spidey. An apt one for the current situation, I think.

Physical things do not change, in their essence. (Yes, I am aware of certain things, like caterpillars, tadpoles etc. but I’m being metaphorical!)

But situations do, as do people.

We are all currently going though a metamorphosis of our own, as we evolve through the pandemic.

People are finding that they are enjoying certain elements of lockdown, and the gradual lessening of the restrictions has brought about a bit of conundrum to some.

Over three months, it has become apparent how much they are enjoying more family time, working at home, no commuting, cooking more, online shopping rather than going out, enjoying their gardens and discovering DIY projects they haave taken great pride in completing.

I went out to town yesterday, for the first time since the majority of shops opened. It was quite surreal to see how there were queues outside most of the shops. I’m used to supermarket queues, but to see them outside certain clothes stores, wasa strange.

And yet we have all adapted. Lil Princess went with me, and she hasn’t seen any of this at all over the lockdown period. She was amazed at the way everyone walked in their designated family groups, avoiding one another. Most people were respectful enough of each other, to give way when needed, and there was an aura of calm about the place.

We have settled into a different way of schooling in a way no one would have actually forseen, with online learning, as well as the small bubbles within school.

Adapting as we see ourselves through this strange time.

And even meeting our loved ones, restraining ourselves from hugs, sitting apart in the gardens, just to get a chance to speak to our family face to face, rather than via video call.

See. We’ve all changed in one way or another. And maybe for the better.

So… tell me, how have you changed over lockdown?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Jul 01, 2020 @ 14:07:29

    Well said, Ritu!

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  2. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 23:47:05

    Now that our neighborhood pool is open, our summer is much like it always is. But then, since I work from home, that makes sense. The boys are getting anxious for a playdate, which we will have after we safely visit my dad, who is 80. There’ll be plenty of socially-distanced fun out on the deck there!

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Jun 29, 2020 @ 02:04:51

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 2 people


  4. johnrieber
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 21:41:32

    My wife produces her TV show from our kitchen counter. Her staff of 100+ people work via computer form home. I plan a weekly trip for business reasons, and make sure to talk my car out daily for 15 minutes to keep the battery from dying. We order all of our food to be delivered. We support local restaurants by having it delivered to our house. We zoom with friends and trying to stay sane…

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  5. charlypriest
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 18:35:49

    Thank you Spidey, I know things have change but as you always did… we adapt and survive.

    Liked by 3 people


  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 18:06:47

    Great! Walking out and around is the best preventing cabin fever too. Was it said in the past not to work too long on screens? 😉 How advices can change. All the best to you and yours. Be well, enjoy life,but stay save. Michael

    P.S.: We thought after the visit of the former Bavarian-German Pope last week Covid-19 would be erased. Lol

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  7. D. Wallace Peach
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 15:05:32

    I’m glad your getting out but still staying safe, Ritu, as well as finding ways to enjoy the new normal at home. My life hasn’t changed much since I’m a hermit anyway, but I feel the stress of others who are struggling, particularly financially. I’m looking forward to the end(?) of this. ❤

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  8. John W. Howell
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 14:31:17

    I haven’t changed much. Of course, I have always been a somewhat reclusive writer. I do miss going to the gym and I know my wife misses her yoga sessions. She does the best she can with Zoom sessions but it is not the same.

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  9. TanGental
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 12:22:33

    I’m smaller (thank you Mr Wicks)

    Liked by 3 people


  10. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 11:08:34

    I have not minded lock down that much, Ritu. I never socialise that much and my art and writing projects have filled any gaps as well as blogging. My son, Michael, is finding it very hard. He tells me every few days how much he misses school.

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  11. willowdot21
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 08:32:20

    So true Sis, we have all changed, the world is different. How have I changed in lockdown? I do not recognize myself? 💜💜💜

    Liked by 3 people


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    Jun 28, 2020 @ 07:43:10

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  13. chinmayeecreations
    Jun 28, 2020 @ 06:45:28

    Such a beautiful post… Very relevant

    Liked by 3 people


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