The Autumn Equinox officially ushers in the cooler season for the Northern Hemisphere today. A thought keeps on lingering in my head is the Coronavirus and its impact on the traditional family gatherings in the fall & winter.
Holidays like the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year are typically the times for family, relatives, and friends to catch up, reconnect, or renew their relations. However for this year, that is looking more and more unfeasible.
For one, we are supposed to be social distancing to prevent the infection from spreading. Virtual celebration, in my view, is not even close to substituting for in-person family gatherings. Can’t really gossip over the electrons. And feasting through images just plain sucks.
But what are our choices?
Do you think the magic of the holidays will be lost this year?