I haven’t participated much in the Discover word prompts since they started back up again but today’s word is list and I know I can make lists. I’ve done some already for movies, books, and music. Today’s lists are things I think of as I go.
What I’m Watching While Isolated
Old seasons of Survivor
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Random shows on the DVR
What I’m Doing While Isolated and Not Working
going for walks
trying to focus on reding
playing word games on my iPad
trying not to obsess about the news and numbers
Movies I’ve Watched Since Isolated
Ford v Ferrari
Angel Has Fallen
Probably others I can’t remember
Random Shows I Have on in the Background Because I Can’t Work in Silence
Today’s daily prompt word was open. I thought about writing about everything being closed. I considered other ways to interpret the word. In the end I decided to share a photo from a family vacation to Lake Tahoe. It is one of the better photos I have that I think conveys the feeling of open spaces. I miss traveling and wide open spaces. Isolation sucks in the suburbs. I wish I was in the country where I had more open spaces to visit alone. Someday I will get to travel with my family again. It might just be a drive to Kentucky, but it will be enough. Enough words. Now for the photo.
WordPress has started up their daily prompts again and today’s word is joke. Joke Is a hard word for this point in time. Normally on April 1 I would be annoyed reading all of the stuff people are posting on Facebook and Twitter about how much they hate April Fools Day. I would guess that many people with we lived in a world today where we could pull random pranks on each other.
It is a hard time to be funny. I’m happy the late-night shows have returned in some format and that they are telling jokes. I’m happy to see some friends posting funny stuff on social media. I got way too bogged down in the news and forgot that humor can help alleviate stress and anxiety. You would think I would be better at that. I am the guy who took a picture of my niece’s baby in a car seat next to a trash can at the funeral home at my mom’s funeral and posted it with the caption “It’s a shame when people throw away a perfectly good Guatemalan baby” If I can find humor in one of the saddest times of my personal life I should be able to find ways to laugh in isolation. I think we can find ways to laugh while still taking this seriously.
So, watch stand up specials, watch sitcoms, laugh with your family. It will make you feel better and get us through this.
If you want to see some of my past attempts at humor click one of these.