Day 41 #isolationcreation ⠀ ⠀ I was speaking to my neighbors the other day, a wonderful American couple we have adopted as expat family. Since this quarantine began we have missed our weekly meals together and micro celebrations. It is very easy for someone like me who is introverted to disappear into my work, into my head, my world and miss some of the real life human connections. Their friendship grounds me, pulls me out of an infinite todo list I am always trying to squeeze into one lifetime. I miss them. ⠀ ⠀ They have, as we do, taken the confinement seriously in facing their own mortality. Mortality... something I never think about. They estimated how many good years they think they have left and it really made me consider the span of a lifetime. ⠀ ⠀ In the garden this morning the roses revealed they had themselves embarked on their own lifelines. I reached out and touched a single branch and thought how symbolic... within this one cluster was the representation of us all. Babies, young, mature and old, together but each at different stages at what life will prove to be.