Poems, stories, and reflections, written by faculty, staff, and volunteers currently serving in the Village.
Some of you may have heard I’ve been having some wacky dreams since quarantine started.
This past week I had a dream where I was asked to be a pirate and steal something from Chalet 3. On my approach to Chalet 3, I realized I couldn’t actually enter the chalet to steal something because of social distancing, so decided to just knock. When Danny opened the door, I explained and invited him to join me in pirating Chalet 4 and onward we went, with more people joining us with each chalet we visited. By the time we all reached Chalet 9 to visit Marissa, half of the Village was waiting on the porch and all I could think before I woke up was about how we needed to get six feet away and social distance.
I don’t know what to expect when I leave. Do people actually stand six feet apart? Is everyone wearing masks? In Texas, are people abiding by safety measures and respecting other’s health?
Who knew four months ago when I stepped into the wilderness, I would be emerging into a whole new world?
Until we meet again,
Mary Hoffmann is Community Life Team Floater at Holden Village. This column was originally published on May 24, 2020 in a daily newsletter, "The Quarantine Quarter," which is compiled by various staff members and sent to all Villagers.