This word could be not only Word Of The Day, it could be Word Of The Year! Or Word of The Last Year And A Half!
*Make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
*Become adjusted to new conditions.
*Alter (a text) to make it suitable for filming, broadcasting, or the stage.
Personally, I always felt that adapting is a huge part of my life. I mean - isn't it one of the biggest lessons we learn and keep learning throughout our lives?!?
And on a societal level, a group level... adapting is also huge, if not even HUGER.
Over my last month in Europe, I got to see how Europeans have adapted to living with Covid 19 and letting life continue on while maintaining safety protocols.
I actually felt safe AND free roaming the streets of Europe knowing everybody wears masks indoors and in close quarters and most of society around me was vaccinated. Seeing hand sanitizers in every corner and entry put a smile on my face, and being asked to show proof of vaccine made me proud to flash my shiny vaccination card.
Meanwhile in the US, the culture of Freedom meets Ego had spiraled into being a fairly toxic environment to be in during the Covid crisis. It's almost as if America is in a toxic relationship with ITSELF, while some of the other developed countries (Like European countries) have learned to ADAPT and are slowly yet surely getting out of the Covid funk.
The biggest Hubris is thinking we have any control at all.
We don't. All we have at our survival backpack is our ability to adapt, to endure, and to see the light in the darkness.
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