Life as we knew it has been postponed indefinitely. But we, as human beings, have not forgotten art and commerce. Although many people around the world have isolated and distanced, presumably with food and shelter, we remember that there is something more than mere subsistence level survival.
We want things of beauty, precious items, color, texture, style, the exotic and inventions to make life “better” – things that define us as individuals and as a culture – as many cultures.
We celebrate life with a plethora of non-essentials which fans out from each individual like a plume of feathers, each uniquely distinctive as a signature or a fingerprint – but also markers of our oneness.
As we strive to adapt to the “new normal,” there is always the need for essential life supporting services but we also have our plume of feathers to preen. Because of this, we need to learn how to maneuver throughout our community safely.
Businesses are adopting procedures and protocols for the greater good of our selves, our families, and our neighbors. With so many changing and varied scenarios, it is a daunting task to keep it all straight.
In this second “Recovery Edition” of our newspapers, you will find “Spotlights” submitted by local businesses – our advertisers. As they reopen they want to let you know how to do business with them and assure you they want to keep you safe.
To enliven this discussion this month and throughout the summer is our online, interactive BucksBlogSpot. I invite you to sign-in, meet these same businesses, ask them questions, find special offers and discounts, and learn about updates to their re-opening status, as things likely change from day to day.
Go to www.timespub.com/blog to help you live beyond subsistence.