It's easy not to shake hands, when you don't go out in the world. But how will it be, when I start getting out more?
How will we greet, with no handshakes and no hugs?
How long will this really last? Will our great-great-grandchildren laugh someday, when they see old movies with people shaking hands?
We've been talking about hands for months. Hopefully everyone is better about washing them.
But we've been hunkering down at home, we haven't been practicing as much.
Some people will be happy with an excuse for NOT shaking hands. Others will forget over and over. A week ago, the President sort of forgot about handshaking.
He went to visit the mask factory. He started to shake hands and awkwardly corrected himself with a hug. That's better. He also "forgot" to wear a mask when he toured the mask factory.
I wonder how many remember their last handshake. I do remember. Don and I went to a furniture store, in early March. The salesman introduced himself and shook our hands, before I could remind myself.
We bought a couch and he tried to shake again. So now I also remember my first handshake refusal.
I laughed and reminded the salesman, that we weren't supposed to shake hands. There might have been a fist bump, I don't recall.
No Handshakes Ever?
Not every culture shakes hands. My daughter in law reminded me of a lovely gesture she sees with refugees that she works with. Some place a hand over the heart... or offer a gracious bow.
But reaching out and greeting with touch, seems so natural.
Right now, I'm thinking of those who are quarantining alone. I am feeling incredibly sad at this moment when I think of my dad. What will it be like for him, when he first is allowed out of his assisted living lockdown. He is a big hugger. We might need to get really good masks! I think I will go call him right now!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!