My weekly calendar stays full during this COVID lockdown, but too many of those appointments are Zoom meetings or FaceTime connections or other iPad conveniences.
This morning, for instance, being a Sunday morning, I sit here watching the virtual Sunday morning service at my church. Since none of us for now can attend in person (and it’s rare for me to miss Sunday morning church), virtual is all we have now, and, while I’m thankful for having such technological inventions just in time for this pandemic, I — people-person that I have somehow become — sure do miss seeing friends at the other end of the pew and hugs and handshakes and hearing the pipe organ and the choir in person.
Looking on the bright side, I at least can now watch the service while drinking coffee and maybe only marginally dressed.
That first Sunday back in that welcoming, beautiful church, though, will be sweet.