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.