“I just woke up from a nap, so I’m feeling refreshed,” Maga said.
“What else have you gotten into today?”
“Did you read the newspaper? Watch tv?”
“No, not really. I’m here with [Caregiver M] and I talked on the phone to some people. That’s about the sum total of it.”
“That sounds like a good day.”
“Did you read the newspaper?” Maga asked.
“Nope. I get my news from the internet.”
“Oh, yes, from the TV.”
“I suppose I should read the newspaper.”
“Not if you don’t want to! How’s your weather there?”
“The sky is blue and clear and lovely. Just the kind of day you like to have.”
It was a good reminder that even in quarantine, even at 99 years old, there are things to look forward to. Like phone calls. And the sky. And naps.