Little things become big ones during the Pandemic

Posted on August 5, 2020



My attitudes sure have changed in the 5 months since the shutdown due to the Pandemic began. How many things have we all taken for granted, that now are either no longer in existence or have become big deals?

Take hair cuts for instance. Now, I know in the grand scheme of things, getting one’s hair cut is not exactly up there with finding a cure for cancer, but it is one of those little things in life that we just do. Well, not anymore.

So, here in Massachusetts, everything, and I mean everything shut down for several months. Then in July, things like hair salons started opening up again. I was very, very reluctant to venture out to get my hair cut. My excursions consisted of going to the grocery store and going for walks in an uncrowded area. If I was feeling particularly brave, I would venture out to Costco, which is in the next town over.

The last time I had my hair cut was in January. Now, I have very straight, fine hair so it is no big deal to just keep it pulled back. But now I am sure that we will see an resurgence of the COVID peak that we had in April, so that means things will close down again. So, I took a deep breath and decided to get my hair cut. Of course, I was wearing a mask, as was the hair stylist. I was the only customer in the shop. They took my temperature before I was let in the door.

It sure felt good to get that hair cut! Almost a return to normalcy, except for the mask thing.

What about you, what are you doing (safely) to return to normalcy?

Pretty hairstyle is from Google images.