Hello from home. Using social media to keep social distancing physical, but not emotional. Covid-19 Journal: 1
|Hello from home|
It struck me that this could be a skill that I could use during these times of physical isolation. I could conduct social media live chats to reach out to those who have connected with my pages and blog over the years. My little way of giving something back to the community that has been my bedrock.
Above all, to tell them that they are not alone. That we are in this together!
Many (including Rashmi Uday Singh!) put in detailed comments in response to my talk which I responded to online and got others in the chat to respond too. That felt great.
He began to explain where Canterbury is when I stopped him and told him that I was born there and jokingly asked, "how are things back home."
I bumped into Baby Loaf on my way to the kitchen and told him that I was getting out some human dry food. Then poured out some of his cat food for him.I slept after this. Woke up late, but fresh. I did wake up earlier once in the morning when Baby Loaf came to wish us good morning. He looked at me and meowed. I understood what he meant and went to the kitchen and got out his breakfast.
|Hello from Baby Loaf|
It is my time to stand up and help others. What was the point of it otherwise?
Note: The phrases 'winter turns to spring' and 'poison turns to medicine' are taken by the Collected Writings of Nicherin Daishonin published by the Soka Gakkai International.
PS: There are many more people doing fantastic live broadcasts and chats to engage their communities. Some whom I know of are FBAI and Monika Manchanda on Instagram. Today I myself joined one on Instagram by Anindya and Madhushree of Pikturenama as part of the audience and by Luna Chaterjee on Facebook