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Putting the Social into Distancing

If, like me, social interaction is your sustenance, these strange times will have led to new ways of hanging with your tribe.

First, I tried the telephone. It was so long since I’d used the device as a phone that it felt peculiar to lift it to my ear. Soon I was ringing everyone to talk about how weird it was to communicate using our actual voices.

After a few days, voices weren’t enough.

I tried Facetiming my elderly parents. I became overly familiar with the inside of my father’s ear as he forgot to point the screen at his face, then had to remind him to put his teeth in. …


Lisa Timoney

Writer of novels and articles. Likes to laugh. Website: Twitter @timoneylisa Facebook Lisa Timoney Writes.

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