Well said, Don, and what a lovely poem by Laura Kelly Fanucci. Yes, I’m sure when we are all freed from social isolation we will appreciate the small things in life much more.  I’ve given up working at the hospital for a few weeks, as I’m in one of those ‘high risk’ groups as I have a slightly reduced airway.  However, I have no problem with staying at home, and actually prefer it!  Sam and I will be off to the Isle of Wight tomorrow, and the good news is that we can stay in our cars on the ferry crossing.

Author Don Massenzio

As I write this, I’m sitting in my office beginning the fourth day of the isolation brought about by the COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) pandemic.

I work for a company where travel every week is the norm. Last week, as I sat in a corporate office in Chicago, we listened to our travel scenario gradually degrade from ‘travel as normal’ to ‘no meetings with over 25 people’ to ‘no travel to client offices’ to stay at home and work remotely.

As Monday came along, our highly technological company struggled with overworked meeting servers and the inability to dial in. The whole working world had moved to this model and the infrastructure was not ready.

Now, four days in, my perspective on the ‘inconvenience’ of the restrictions on travel and gathering are helping me form a different perspective on what’s happening in the world.

I know many are suffering from this virus, but…

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