This is a concentric circle. I’m the happy octopus in the middle.
I’m in my octopus house. #2 is my neighborhood, #3 is my town, and we can say that #4 is my state, and #5 the entire United States (that’s where I live).
I can’t reach all of the U.S. so I don’t worry about all of the U.S. That’s okay.
But I want to talk about circles #2 and #3, because I am so proud of my little town!
My neighbors are all super chill 🙂 There’s no “mask-shaming” or paranoid side-eyes. People still go outside, ride their bikes, walk their dogs. We’re careful, not suspicious. We see one another and wave, we barbecue in our backyards without issue, we are still living life and being kind. So proud! 😭
The buses still go by, and all of our local grocery stores have perfected the art of grocery delivery. The delivery person always makes sure we see the groceries ~ he usually waves from the road and smiles… uh, I’m assuming the last one, since they do wear masks! 🤣
The neighbors used to howl at 8 pm (my little dog got so scared!) but that faded with the most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard.
The guys next door are fairly young (20’s) and one of them goes out and howls, but no one else did that night, and he goes “HOOOoOOooOoooo…. oooo hh” and slowly stops in shame. Hahaha 😀 No one has made noise since, but I’m sure we’re all still grateful. (My dog is certainly thankful that they stopped!)
Life continues almost as normal in my little town. Almost. I am so proud of the peacefulness that I’ve seen in my neighborhood, and I’m so proud that people have chosen kindness over paranoia.
안녕! Bye! Ciao!