CHAPTER 4: The Times They Are A-Changing
Entry #54: ET
Well, we made it another work. We survived. Yay!?... First off it just hit me that we are inching closer to the end of the month, Halloween, the time change, and the election, all within 2 weeks. That is nuts. I feel like ET tryin to phone home because Earth is way too overwhelming. Anyways, tomorrow is mom's 63rd birthday. This is the first year we won't have something for anyone in the public to join in and celebrate with us. That is going to be so weird. But in a year filled with sudden privacy, it works. It has just been us since we all entered quarantine 8 months ago. I can't believe 8 months have passed. Hopefully, we will be able to see some of our other family members for the upcoming holidays. Even if it is just a handful. This is a year of firsts for us. It is the first time my entire family is under one roof for an extended period. We haven't all been under the same roof at the same time since 2005 or 2006. It has been a long time. That automatically makes the holidays different than in previous years. It is bittersweet though. I honestly thought I was going to be in New York for Halloween. I was supposed to leave tomorrow. In another timeline, things would be very different. Thank god I stayed though. I see the Corona cases continue to rise, specifically back home in Brooklyn. I hope everyone that I love stays safe. I know we are probably headed towards some sort of new lockdown, we'll see when and how that happens. If you think about it though, it is kinda like we are all aliens on a foreign, yet familiar planet. With corona and a monster alien in charge of the United States, we are all ET, trying to find a way to phone home to some sort of familiarity and comfort. Because let's face it, even when we set out to seek discomfort, sometimes we need a little comfort. Especially with how overwhelming everything is nowadays. We'll see how this coming week looks. One step closer to the end of this upside-down year. Then hopefully someone can hear our cry for help as we try to phone home... or whatever home is in today's world.
What I'm Wearing: Shirt - Great Value, Pants - Uniqlo, Shoes - Vans, Backpack - Jans Sport