Eventually, this pandemic will end (that is, die down to manageable levels) and we’ll have some sort of effective strategy to deal with it.
Eventually, people will be back on the job and we’ll be moving forward.
But I wonder what this “stay home” will do to us; my wild, not-substantiated by anything” guess is that:
1. Some of the stuff we used to do won’t be missed and will die off.
2. Some businesses and activities will spring up and be integrated into our “usual existence” and
3. Some things that perhaps we liked but took for granted will come roaring back..more popular than ever before.
As for me: professionally, the question will be about the online stuff. Frankly, while think that online has its use, it really can’t replace face to face and that will become more apparent than ever.
Will we be teaching in the classroom this fall? MAYBE. China seems to have progressed to that and September might be just enough time. Maybe. But we have to cap our classes and not have big crowds of students…interesting.
Sports and recreation: I wonder if I will go to the gym as much. I have enough equipment to do *almost* everything I do at a gym. I will probably go back to yoga class. I did some on my own and will probably keep up, but it isn’t Vickie’s class.
Races: well, I honestly don’t know. I’ve become so slow it is almost “what is the point?” though the point might be “to not slow down any more.” I can imagine my doing a handful of the better attended races.
Games; OMG, did I miss being at the diamond today. I do NOT regret going to so many games. Can’t wait to be able to do it again, though I’ve resigned myself to no games for the rest of the year; even if the football season opens there will probably be “no high risk people” guidelines, and though I am not “high risk”…well…enough about that.
My wild guess is that the next game I watch in person will be a Bradley basketball game in 2021. That is just a guess.