What I Miss the Most
Human contact is the biggest miss. Zoom works but it is not the same thing as seeing someone in person. Whether you are introverted or extroverted, being in the presence of someone is like food. We all need it.
What I truly miss is the art of a conversation. There is so much chatter over our dinner table whether we are sitting at home with our family, having friends over for a dinner party or doing the same thing at a restaurant. We are present at that table having meaningful conversations and if we are lucky we linger well past the dessert.
Good news Fred likes a conversation about multiple things as much as I do so our conversation has been going on for almost 40 years or we would have lost our minds this past “Coronavirus” month plus.
The other thing I really miss is going out to a restaurant in NYC. I miss the vibe, the clothes, the food, the architecture, the menus, the wine list, the cocktail list, the hospitality and most of all the conversation around the table. Seeing our friends face to face, their body gestures and the twinkle in their eyes. The intimacy of the kiss and hug upon seeing someone or saying goodnight for the evening.
What I hope changes is those gatherings all become more intimate, longer, more connected. That constant movement that we all do (or did) is almost like a check-in because we have all been going at full speed. I want to take more time to check in more often and longer.
The art of the conversation is more important now than ever before.