|photo - Immanuel Chac|
Nantucket - A Blissful Oasis During Troubled Times
|photo ~ Immnuel Chac|
COVID has changed us in ways we couldn’t have envisioned- allowing us to catch up on our reading, learn to cook, bake or meditate, take a virtual course, get in shape, and fall in love with ourselves and others and Nantucket all over again. We have had time to adapt, to reinvent ourselves when we needed to and to find ways to adjust the parts of us that needed adjusting. Each day, we learn how little we really need to survive, and in the process we learn what is truly important. Put simply, we consciously choose positivity and possibility, and connection, as socially distanced as that may have to be; we stay connected through social media and the wonders of technology. As we moved through these months, we have been increasingly astounded and inspired by the sense of community that has enabled Nantucket to reenvision the summer of 2020. Our island and its businesses embraced the necessary changes with creativity and optimism, sustaining residents and visitors alike in the knowledge that we are all interconnected and that we will all do everything we can to foster and ensure the safety of all who come to our shores.
As our shelter in place orders slowly lift, and the island reopens in baby steps, there is still time to love ourselves and each other more fiercely, to cherish our time together and our time apart, to believe in the best that is in us, to redefine success and to be governed not by hope or by fear but by the realization of how interconnected we all are - each person and each nation. We can learn to remain open to the future unfolding in all of its tainted glory, and to love it nonetheless. We move forward in the knowledge that in the end, we become only what we believe we can be. So believe in the best that is in you and in each of us.
We at the Martin House Inn look forward to welcoming you home, to a sweet and peaceful respite, on a magical far-away island.