Back in 2013 when we created this cartoon, we had no idea how close this would be to the truth eight years in the future.
I never thought we’d be attending both weddings and funerals virtually. After all, the idea for this cartoon was supposed to be a joke, not real life.
However, our new normal seems to be here to stay.
We now teach marriage preparation virtually via Zoom. Sometimes the only way to attend Mass is via Zoom. We visit with family and friends via Zoom and FaceTime. Just about everything we used to do in person, we do via Zoom. Yes, it’s more convenient. Yes, it’s safer. But I do miss the face-to-face interaction and the hugs.
However, if we can’t find some humor in social distancing, virtual weddings and funerals, mask-wearing and sanitizer, then it’s going to be challenging finding it elsewhere these days.
Stay safe. Take time to smile, laugh and be happy about your blessings, even in these challenging circumstances.
Copyright 2021 Ellen Gable Hrkach
Yes, life certainly is ironic. It’s good to be positive, as you say, and thankful.
You were prophetic! While I can see the good in Zoom, I’ll be glad when it becomes a want and not a need.
It’s quite a job sanitising the monitor after each Zoom meeting.