One benefit of this strange world we are living in has been the new ways of connecting with each other.
Two of our oldest friends live in England and prior to lockdown we saw each other maybe every few months. In March we spoke on zoom on a Sunday afternoon, and it was fun. We have done the same every Sunday since. It is now part of our week and something we look forward to.
They are the kindest men on the planet, and have helped me a lot during our almost thirty year friendship. Yet there is something different about us now, as the routine of sitting down to chat for an hour a week has changed things. We are closer than ever, and at a time when we have never been more separate.
Of course we look forward to getting together in real life, but I think we will remember this time fondly, because despite the distance friendship endures.