I’m most likely in the minority, but I have always enjoyed doing my weekly grocery shopping. Not today.
I wore a mask for the first time today while shopping at Wegmans. It wasn’t pleasant, physically or mentally. But I do fully understand the need to cover our faces to protect one another.
My adventure lasted only an hour. So I was amazed at how stressed and tired I felt when arriving back home. And I couldn’t help but wonder how exhausting and draining it must be for the employees who stock the shelves, check out and bag our purchases, and carrel the shopping carts.
I did find a “healthy” way to relieve – at least for the short term – that queasy feeling at the pit of my stomach. I remembered to do what has helped me keep my feet firmly on the ground the past month or two. I looked up and checked out the amazing clouds that adorn our Western New York skies. That simple act is free, without adverse side effects, and can be done from a house window, back porch, or while taking a neighborhood stroll. I highly recommend it.
So, as a public service to those of you who may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or anxious these days, here’s some images captured recently either from my home or while walking my South Buffalo neighborhood. Please enjoy.
Here’s to the “Wild Blue Yonder!”
And “silver linings”!