Socializing from a Distance

In the midst of Corona, many of us find ourselves staying home a great deal more, and while it may seem minor compared to other concerns, it can be a real challenge to continue to socialize and connect with others while maintaining the physical distance recommended by many medical professionals.

Granted, there are many computer and console games with a strong online environment, and there are systems like Facebook and Discord, and the option to talk on the phone or text, but I think in some cases what really helps is finding ways to recreate some aspects of the activities we used to engage in regularly.

For me, three things come to mind:

  • Round table discussions
  • Watching movies & shows with friends
  • Playing board/card/dice games together

Here are my thoughts on each of them.

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Emotional Moments 5of7 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the fifth part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Neutral Passive emotional moments (emotions that could be positive or negative, but usually lead to inaction):

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Emotional Moments 4of7 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the fourth part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Neutral Neutral emotional moments (emotions that could be positive or negative, and could lead to action or inaction, depending on the situation):

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