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  1. bjdonaldson 03/21/2020 at 10:16 am | | Reply

    I, too, had plans cancelled and changed. I agree that this is not too much, but dreams die with sadness.

  2. Leigh Anne Eck 03/21/2020 at 10:46 am | | Reply

    So many lives and plans and dreams have been altered due to this virus. I hope that it changes the world and each of us in positive ways. Just think how much you will enjoy this trip when you actually do get to take it!

    I love how you have described this time to write as “more margin in my schedule.” I think that sums it quite well!

  3. Robert Hamera 03/21/2020 at 11:06 am | | Reply

    Yes the tide will change. Although still far away, I am wondering about a trip we have planned. We go to NYC every August. I already have tickets for two Broadway shows. Maybe things will be somewhat back to normal by then maybe not. I guess the best we can do is take it one day at a time and do whatever keeps us and our family safe.

  4. Sonia Jaffe Robbins 03/21/2020 at 5:32 pm | | Reply

    You trace the trajectory of my feelings so well. My trip was back in mid-February, and I took it, to southern California. When I left home, the virus was already in the news, the doctor in China who’d tried to raise the alarm had died, and a cruise ship was quarantined in Japan. There was a case in Washington State, but he’d been in China. So it all seemed so far away. Even once I was back home near the end of February, I still went to meetings, to the movies, to a play. The precautions recommended by my apartment building’s board two weeks ago seemed excessive then. No more. I’m staying in, trying to do yoga via online instruction, cooking a lot, trying not to deplete my freezer too much. Good luck, and stay healthy.

  5. Susan Kennedy 03/21/2020 at 5:46 pm | | Reply

    So many plans reroute and so much more to come.

  6. Denise Krebs 03/22/2020 at 3:33 pm | | Reply

    Amanda, welcome back to the Slice of Life. Your uneasiness is well documented, and a lot of people can relate to the feelings, even though the details differ. Moment by moment it finally became clear what you were to do. I’m glad you are all home safely.

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