Rocky is recently retired, and planned to spend 2020 traveling as much as possible with his wife. The COVID-19 pandemic had other plans.
Before the pandemic, Rocky would socialize frequently, playing music and meeting his friends at their favorite local bars. the shutdown changed a lot for him. He began to have only one friend at a time come over on his deck, and he learned that he really enjoys the slower pace, lower energy, and intimacy of conversation and connection when everything is slowed down.