hello dear people.
i love the world and i have been out in it. the natural world is my antidote to an invisible virus that moves among us, making contact with other people not practical or safe right now.
i move down the trails and over the sand. through the trees and damp grass. on the seashore at dawn one can experience extreme social distancing. even during pre-pandemic times it was mostly just me and the waves, seaglass, shorebirds, anemones, bracing sea air. but during the pandemic one is even more rewarded by rising early.
i’m aware of beach closures in many areas up and down the coast. the ones i visit regularly are still open. per usual, i take my walk then retreat – a few shells jingling in my pockets. back home to read, write, cook, have marco polo chats with sisters and friends. the other day a box of easter candy arrived on my doorstep, sent from a sweetheart who lives on a farm in wisconsin.
i am struck by how fortunate i am to still receive a salary, to not have my life upended like many have. classroom life has moved online and we are all adapting.
i post a question a day for the kids to answer in our google classroom. yesterday’s was: “What’s the first thing you are going to do when the STAY AT HOME order is lifted, the pandemic is over, and you can leave your house? Someone wrote: “Go outside and breathe fresh air because I miss the fresh air. Maybe go eat and go enjoy the new world because you never now when things like the CORONAVIRUS CAN HAPPEN”
do let me know what’s happening in your world. where you’re walking, what you’re eating, reading, making. i’ll just be here, doing the pandemic shuffle. living my life. not waiting for anything to begin or end.
on my bookshelf
2 books – one dark one light. i bet you can guess which is which. thanks to my libby app from the LAPL, i am never without books to transport me to fresh new worlds where both goodness and darkness stand at attention. i do appreciate a variety!
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with your permission i shall give a short speech. i like knowing i can count on garrison keillor to provide succor in these extraordinary times.
if you haven’t seen this riveting netflix mini-series, you’re missing out. unorthodox is simply incredible.
i discovered james blake this week and this gorgeous video.
america is thirsty for anthony fauci. AND andrew cuomo!
coronation. a long thoughtful piece about the pandemic.