#sol20- October 13, 2020
Saturday it was time for a haircut. I felt pretty good about the safety at my salon and with my stylist in particular (she is a self acknowledged germophobe). I kept my mask on the whole time and I even managed to fully enjoy the few minutes of a head massage as my hair got washed.
I then wanted to pop in to a local clothes shop to buy some more cloth masks and try on some clothes. The shop is fairly small and I was the only customer- the door to outside was open, so it was breezy and relaxed inside. The clothes there are beautiful and for a few minutes I felt like it might be any Saturday morning. I was a lady of leisure out for a wander. The shop owner was wonderful and when I found something I liked she was ready to make it in a few other colors for me.
From there I popped into a French grocery store on my way home- again, a quiet shop and I was able to get a few essentials. Walking home I felt truly relaxed.
Then I got home and I began my arriving home routine- I am pretty sure your routine is similar. Then I cried, because my moments of feeling “normal” passed all too quickly. I know I am lucky to be living in a country where the impact of Covid-19 has been minimal, but it is always there clouding my everyday. I feel ridiculous when I look at so many friends here who are enjoying life pretty much as before, but I just can’t. I may be too cautious, but… I sure did enjoy those moments of forgetting!