Skills work amid Covid-19

A pretty light day today.

I caught up on some housework, played some Playstation, and disappeared into the backcountry with a friend to take some photos. I didn’t end up taking many this afternoon, but I did get a few good ones.

My friend B and I were doing some exploring at an old graveyard in the back-country. Mar 21,2020

While we were out, B ended up playing with the camera on his new phone, and he ended up capturing a great panoramic shot with me lining up for a photo myself, below.

This evening I went back out to practise some long exposure photography, capturing this crystal clear image of Orion’s Belt.

Today was just fun, taking pictures for me. I was able to practise may skills, and just unwind. That is something I love about photography, that I can go out and do this. Probably the biggest disappointment of the day was the fact that I didn’t see much in the way of wildlife. All told I saw some birds and one deer today.

Tomorrow is going to be another quiet day. I have some writing projects I need to work on, and that’s about it. With this Covid-19 mess ravaging around the globe at the moment, our church services have been postponed until at least mid-April.

I have conflicted emotions about the church suspension. Part of me wonders if we are not in fact going overboard, but then I look at what’s happening over in Europe, particularly Italy, and I wonder if we are doing enough. I remember reading one quote in the last few days that said we will never know if we over-reacted, but the results of under-reacting will be apparent. Whoever said that is totally correct. We won’t know if we are doing too much or too little until it’s too late.

That’s why aside from the odd adventure with B, or covering the store, I’m not going out of my way to go too far. I’m definitely not going out of my way to interact with anybody I don’t have to. I’m perfectly content to pull back from life, take some recovery time, and let this mess blow over. I’ll just have to pretend I’m in hospital, withdrawing and recharging, especially since my scheduled admission is most likely not happening, at least for a few weeks. Oh well, it is what it is, and there’s not much I can do about it.

Kevin

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