Famously noted by Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the movie Groundhog Day way back in 1993.
1993; 28 years ago. That’s a LOT of verses of “I’ve Got You Babe.” It may feel like 28 years since we first heard that infamous name Covid-19 but it’s been just one. One year, two lockdowns, countless days seeming exactly the same as the day before. We’re all feeling Phil these days.
Now I spend my time making note of how today is different from any other day; some days it’s REALLY hard to find anything. Groundhog day indeed. Sometimes it’s finding a new recipe to try out… that’s always fun. Sometimes it’s starting a new series on Netflix; binge-worthy ones get bonus points. My partner John recently gave me a couple of bird feeders to put outside my office window and seeing a new breed of bird every once in a while is a HUGE point of excitement. I even surprise myself at how enthusiastic I get when someone new drops by.
A new bird.
When life is condensed down to such simple terms, that’s what it forces you to do; refocus on the minutia that you probably overlooked before… before lockdown, before pandemic, before. And is that such a bad thing? I think the only bad thing about it is if we lose sight of all this minutia when things return to whatever the new normal will look like. I sure hope I don’t; these little feathered friends are pretty entertaining, truth be told.