I hesitated to write about my difficult feelings in the last few posts. Like most people perhaps, I am trying to put a brave face on things, acknowledge that I am one of the lucky ones, accept that these are unprecedented times and so on and so forth, but.....denying one's true feelings can lead to depression I think, and I know others must be feeling similarly about the loss of freedom and real contact with those they love.
My friend Anna's beautiful funeral service was videod by her family (several of whom are in lockdown in other countries) and sent out to her many friends. I watched it today with tears streaming down my face, grateful for the technology which made it possible and for the skill with which it was done.
I washed my hair (third home haircut now) and changed out of my gardening clothes for my birthday video call with the family. I put on a bright shirt and a necklace, and felt better for it.
I cooked myself Risotto di asparagi e scampi - not as good as Heather's but good all the same.
Am spending the evening answering all your kind and interesting comments. My heart is full.