When I feel overwhelmed, I find making lists incredibly calming and satisfying.
I have no clue why, but I learned long ago to not judge what works, but rather go with its flow.
So in the spirit of going with my list fetish flow....
here is a partial list of things that I miss, in no particular order:
*My niece and nephew. Their squishy cheeks and contagious joy...
*Going to sleep not worrying about taking off my make-up. (ah, those were the days... pre-puberty)
*Life without social media.
*Phone calls. Long ones into the night...
*School! Yes, really. school is wasted on kids or teens or college students. In my 30s I can't think of a better party than anything nerdy that expands my brain...
*Live television. I mean, I know it still exists (it does, right?!?) but who watches that since the Netflix streaming revolution?!?
*My teen years' hutzpah. I know too much now, and have lived in the US for too long...sigh...
*Believing I would win an Oscar at 18. (Clearly, I had high expectations from myself)
*THEATRE. (Really really really miss theatre, my first love... my first community...)
*Every house, apartment and room I ever lived in. Why is it the we develop such intimate relationships with... walls?!?
*My childhood dog, Pinchi.
*My grandparents. Wish I could know them as an adult and not take for granted my limited time with them.
*Every set I've ever been in. (Really really really miss being on set.)
*Being a child. Seeing the world from a child's eyes, and the deep knowing that comes with.
*Every boyfriend I've ever had. (Well, in second thought... maybe not ALL of them.)
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman