One of the problems about this need to stay in isolation is that I had plans to reach an answer to a question I have. I understand many have had to cancel their travels, make changes, etc., but my situation is a little different.
Before I moved to Homewood at Plum Creek I had back surgery and wasn’t walking well but thankful to be walking with a cane. During the years since then, I got better and better but still had issues with back and leg pains and then hand and thumb pains from arthritis.
Finally, I now feel better than I have felt for a long time with only infrequent reminders from lower back pains. I have gotten to the point that I haven’t been using a cane since the beginning of the year. I was hoping to continue walking further and more often and going back to the streets and roads around Hanover as I looked for interesting subjects to photograph. And then along came COVID-19.
Since then, I have dropped my plans for walking the streets and since I’m not photographing Homewood events, etc., I am now looking for alternative ideas for photography much closer to home; but, I’m wondering if my freedom from the pains of old are due to physical healing, or from not doing the physical things like walking and photographing events.