A New Normal by Elian Richter

Journal Entry 3

Waverly Hunter poses for a photo from her back yard in Hendersonville, Tenn. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (Photo by Elian Richter)

As the days blur together and the heavy weight of isolation builds, it’s easy to dwell on the negative emotions brought out by the current situation: boredom, loneliness, depression. These emotions are certainly overwhelming at times but there’s also a brighter side to this too.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

I’ve recently realized that the pandemic has also brought at least one positive outcome during this strange time; the opportunity to spend time with one of my favorite people in the world, my little sister Waverly. 

I always feel like I’m missing so many key moments in my sister’s life and because of that I often feel conflicted about living so far from her. Every time I get to see her it seems that she’s grown another foot and has matured exponentially since my last visit. This has been the longest I’ve been home in over four years and being able to spend this time with my family has meant more than I can put into words.

Waverly Hunter sits at the kitchen table and plays a board game on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (Photo by Elian Richter)

2 thoughts on “A New Normal by Elian Richter”

  1. Dear Elian, I can imagine just how challenging this present situation is for you. If I were your age I would be going a little nuts. As it is I’m a little old lady and more used to a quiet life. I feel for you and all your contemporaries Just remember this to will pass. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger. Love you and thinking of you Nana

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