I’m hunkered down. Now what? Here’s what I know about myself for sure: I don’t idle very well. If I’m not doing something, I’m thinking about doing something. Or I’m writing a “to do” list. Or I’m telling my sweet husband what HE should be doing. This is a doing household.
But this Covid-19 thing has me hunkered. Now hunkering sounds like a lot more fun than it is. I’m already scrunched down low just because I’m me. In that way, I’ve been hunkered all my life. I’m used to it. It’s OK. But the hunkering required by Covid-19 is NOT OK.
I have to hunker down because our children insist that we hunker because of our advanced age. There’s nothing quite like receiving a phone call from one’s son which begins, “Mom, considering your and Dad’s ages….” I have to consider my age every day, and now the kids are giving me one more reason to consider my age. So, I’m hunkered.
So, what does one DO during hunkering time? Well, I HAVE finished two watercolor paintings. ‘ll have to leave my hunkering home sometime this week to take them to my framer, but if I wash my hands seventeen times and stay AT LEAST six feet away from her and have her toss me the frames and mats from across the room so I can look at them, I should be ok. Right? I’ll be OK, won’t I?
And I decided that I want to do another watercolor batik because I’ve been painting it in my dreams, so might as well do it for real since I’m hunkered and have time. So, I’m in my studio drawing–which is not my best skill, which is why I try to draw as much as I can. I need the practice. My brain keeps saying, “draw the SHAPE; draw the SHAPE.”
So, are you hunkered, too? Are you enjoying it? Do you have enough toilet paper? How about eggs? Do you have enough eggs? I’m thinking once the hunkering is over (will it BE over?) I’ll have to buy some eggs.
I’d love to hear what you’re doing during hunkering time, unless, of course, you’re a part of the age group that doesn’t require hunkering. If you are young enough that you don’t need to hunker, then I don’t want to hear anything from you.
But that’s just my opinion. Paint beautiful things. And have a glass of wine for me.