They slowed down, stopped competing with each other.
They grew their own food and fed the community.
They bathed in the forests, rivers, and meadows of wildflowers.
They reconnected their families, repaired broken hearts.
As I processed the fact that we’d pitched any facade of social distancing my body leaned in and I held on tight for at least three minutes, which felt like a delicious forever. Tears I didn’t expect to show up that day started stinging and flowed from my eyes and my body began to shake.