I found a panel in a comic that seems to encapsulate this moment:
That’s how I feel, too. (You can peruse the whole comic here.)
I keep reading on-line pieces here and there that are versions of “I didn’t want to talk about the COVID-19 situation, but…” (for example, go over to Mountain of Ink and read Kelli’s post on “Quarantine 2020 Ink Palettes.” Be sure to check out the link to the dreaming octopus, too. It’s amazing). I do want to talk about the coronavirus, but am having a difficult knowing what to say. I’ve been trying to walk some line between taking the pandemic seriously enough and not freaking out, but all the confusion, the almost non-existent testing, the lack of support for those fighting this disease, the lethal carelessness of the president and governors —well, freaking out begins to look like the reasonable response.
I continue to use my camera to mark the days and to remind myself there is still much beauty in the world. The moon has gone from this,
and, finally, to this:
There have been sunsets drenched in all kinds of colours:
And after one, long, sleepless night, there was a magnificent sunrise.
It got caught in the reflection and frost on our car’s windows.
In my pjs and coat, I sneaked across the street to the park to watch the sun appear.
The park was full of crows.
You can see one flying low across the field in these two:
The sun tinged the mountains and clouds pink,
made the eastern sky flame,
and stained the tree bark and pine cones russet.
Frost rimed the grass and the soccer field sparkled in the sun.
Spring continues to unfold, just as if there were no corona viruses in the world. The daffodils are rising like the sun and my apple tree begins to put out leaves.
And while most of the blossoms on the peach tree survived,
a few took a hit.
More wintry weather is due this weekend.
I hope you all are staying well and staying at home as much as possible.