I’ve spent much of the day in relative quiet, napping on my couch, cooking, watching some dumb and comforting TV on Netflix, and reading. I’m not one that can usually give myself permission to check out, so this has not been easy for me given all that’s happening. But there’s been something healing about the simplicity of cooking my meals, snuggling my cats, and staying mostly off social media. I know I can’t stay checked out forever — and the fact that I could check out for even a day is a sign of the immense privilege I possess — but I needed today.
And so there are few words, in my head and my heart and on this screen today.