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WHEN CAN I OPEN MY DOOR?

Cheri Mundt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dedicated to All Older Adults Feeling Isolated During the Pandemic

December 12, 2020

When can I open my door…

and see my neighbors, in the hallway, to visit like we always do

to invite them in my apartment

to catch up on how they feel and what they have been doing

When can I open my door…

and go to the dining room to my normal seat and greet my friends as they come in  

catch the aromas of the meal they are cooking

review the menu and make my choice of entrees

visit and joke with the staff as they come to request my order

When can I open my door…

to decorate my door for Christmas; its my tradition

to see the building holiday decorations

to be able to take a ride with my family and view and enjoy the community decorations

When can I open my door…

and go to the gym and exercise so my joints aren’t so stiff and sore

to at least walk the halls so I can continue to walk on my own

When can I open my door…

and attend activities to keep my mind active, laugh with my friends and help the time pass

When can I open my door…

and let my family into my room, hug them and catch up on what everyone is doing

to be able to hold my spouse and share my fears, my love and hold their hand

When can I open my door…

and go outside to feel the breeze on my skin, enjoy the warmth of the sun and spend a holiday at the home of my family

When can I open my door…

to walk to the mailboxes, visit with others on the way and pick up my own mail

When can I open my door…

to say hello and visit with the staff like we always do, as they pass by my door

When can I open my door… and be me again.