“But I am telling you these walls are funny. First you hate ‘em, then you get used to ‘em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them.” — Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, The Shawshank Redemption
Perspective gained is one thing COVID-19 walls have effectively captured, whether it be new found or newly reminded. I have never been more grateful for the company I keep at home or with Troon. I am also proud to be a member of our organization that teaches and practices in the principle of kindness for all people.
As we tiptoe out to share our world again, our commitment to kindness remains as our beacon to guide us through the tempests of humanity, both the teacup variety and the larger, inherent struggles so many face.
Last deep thought for this issue is that safety will rightfully be at the forefront of any conversation at our clubs. But what also needs to be equally valued, is that we need to make our clubs fun. There is no club, no organization, that can fully guarantee a virus-free environment. Our responsibility, however, is to do all that we can to create and promote a safe space for all people at our clubs.
However, as history has proven since the beginning of humanity, some people will always hug and touch the wrong people at the wrong time. We ask that each of you please be especially mindful these days that we are all responsible for each other’s safety and wellness.