In the midst of a stream of consciousness and a myriad of random thoughts, the idea of a pandemic time capsule popped into my head. Hmmm. How about that? When one is dug up in 100 years, what might be found inside? Here are just a few items for my capsule. What would you select for yours?
Of course, there would be a selection of my most fashionable masks. Continuing with the pandemic uniform and gear, there would be a pair of disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and perhaps a face shield.
A take out menu with no contact delivery
An email with links to Zoom meetings
A photo of the last hair cut before lock-down and 6 months later
A print out of some on line shopping lists for delivery or curb pick up.
Books: Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, Happy For No Reason by Marci Shimoff, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Empty bag from my favorite Indonesian Flores coffee beans (Hmmm. Maybe I should leave a few beans in the bag.)
A DVD of Midnight in Paris
My manual of “Protocols, Policies And Procedures For Surviving A Lock-down: or How To Hold Onto Your Sanity While Everyone Around You Is Losing Theirs.”
FYI - This manual was number one on the New York Times best seller list for a really long time. It was also translated into 37 languages. If you’d like to get a copy, I’m sorry, but it is no longer being printed. Maybe it will turn up on social media one day. Everything else does.