This afternoon, after doing a bit of work and making pesto from basil in the garden, I was washing up at the kitchen sink when a wave of anxiety hit. I felt myself brace at the familiar, unpleasant feeling.
Over the last few months, as the pandemic continues to dramatically change the way we live, I’ve been using this time to develop new skills, build new habits, and homeschool myself in topics of interest like the science of consciousness, physics, and cooking.
Yesterday morning, while cleaning the upstairs bathroom, I caught a flash of something moving in the field in our backyard. As I walked closer to the window, I saw a deer off in the distance munching on the leaves of a sumac tree.