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In Place

Sharing Stories

Quarantining on deck with cat & book

“In Place”

Less traffic

Cleaner air

Fewer car accidents

Animals regaining habitats

Time for family

Home schooling—lessons for all.

Less time in stores

Connecting with friends and family

In this together

Helping each other

Neighbors closer

Talks over fences

Walks

Time with spouse

Close to sports free tv

Reading

Time off work

Valuing pets

Valuing humor

Kindness

Music

Concern for others

Time for hobbies

Time to create

Time for poetry

Working from home

Smaller classes in schools

Cleaner surfaces

Cleaner hands, LOL

Enjoying cooking

Allowing relaxing

Time to think

Reasons to be healthier—

Exercise, vitamins, cleaner diet

Cleaning out the freezer

Deeper thoughts

Deeper feelings

Deeper breathing

The excitement of novelty

New starts

Changing directions

Excuse to quit a bad job

Testing our metal

Facing problems

Finding inner strengths

Meditation

Learning the internet…finally.

Ariele M. Huff

Ariele Huff is a writing teacher who writes, an editor of magazines, novels, and nonfiction. Her work is currently adorning many eBooks and paperbacks on Amazon, as well as Northwest Prime Time and Seniors Sunset Times.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

SHARING STORIES is featured on www.northwestprimetime.com, the website for Northwest Prime Time, a monthly publication for baby boomers, seniors, retirees, and those contemplating retirement. The newspaper can be found in the greater Seattle area and other Puget Sound locations. For more information, call 206-824-8600 or visit www.northwestprimetime.com. To find other SHARING STORIES articles on this website type "sharing stories" in the search function above.