September is almost at an end and we are entering the last quarter of 2020. It’s been quite a year. One we know doubt will be talking about in the years to come. It makes me think about life and how as generations pass, we lose first hand experiences. On a smaller scale I can remember asking my grandmother if they had cars when she was a little girl.
Someday our grandkids or great grands will ask if we were in the great global pandemic. For sure they’ll ask if we had television’s when we were little kids. Hey we can laugh, but we didn’t have one until our kids came along. And, I certainly remember when land line phones were fixed to the wall and we only had one. No cordless, and cell phones were only in futuristic comic books along with flying cars.
Life is easier now, giving us more time. But having to stay home because of the lock downs is hard. For the past week it has even been worse here because of the smoke from fires. The air has been so unhealthy that health warning came out for us to stay inside. Other parts of the country have had record storms leaving people without power and with flooding.
2020, with all the life altering changes, will end. We will go back to not heading straight for the sink to wash our hands when we come in from anywhere. The pandemic will be conquered, but we will also be in a new norm. Life isn’t what it was 50 years ago or even 20 to 30 years ago. So, let’s pretend:
Close your eyes for a second and focus on where you are in – let’s say from 20 to 50 years. Now what did you see?
For starters I see:
- an electric car that I can talk to and it will drive itself.
- a zoom that is controlled with voice commands and mops the floor as well as vacuuming it (Wait a minute I just saw one like that on facebook this morning)
- an airport where you walk into a capsule and it will transport you to wherever you’re going.
- clean air and water
- robot gardeners
Whatever the future holds cling to what’s good in your life and remember to laugh. It’s the healthy thing to do.