Editor’s note: Veronica Woelfle sent this letter that she read to her grandson over the phone. She had just had her first socially-distanced visit with her grandson and family in Squamish, and when she got home, penned this.
Here we are at a distance, you show me your smile, then send me an air hug.
I pretend it’s a big bear hug, and if I close my eyes I can feel the love.
Knowing this will be just for a while.
So show me your smile, while we keep our distance.
Thank you to our dedicated essential workers who are there helping us all.
Let’s give them a big bear hug, and send them our love.
We are all in this together, be safe, be strong, keep your social distance.