The sun is deceiving. It mimics spring is coming and yet, when I step outside, I have to put my winter coat on.
But I’m still going outside for a walk. I need a break from my walls.
Here are some observations:
I walked up the street toward the busy road where the streetcars are still running, taking people to and from the few businesses that remain open. I turned west and noticed many of the smaller businesses are closed. Not surprised, but there was the one Thai food place that I had hoped would still serve food…
A place the local college near here had bought perhaps ten years ago or so is usually full of students. It’s strange though because this exact place was used for a TV show and functioned as the Chicago Police Department. In fact, there used to be a couple of police cars parked in the parking lot with the words Chicago PD printed to their sides…this being Toronto, it was funny (and confusing) for many who passed by there and didn’t know that we have a lot of filming happening around here.
As I walked toward the college I saw people coming toward me. It’s kind of interesting: Both them and I are simultaneously reacting with a high degree of suspicion. We all know the rules of social distancing by now: there must be 6 feet between us.
6 feet is about 2 meters, or two large steps.
Anyway, here we are, passing each other without a nod or a friendly hello, treating each other like we each carry the Plague.
It’s kind of surreal, isn’t it. The fear is real. Not just fear of the virus, but fear of the unknown.
I have more, but I’m tapped out. Maybe I’ll post again later.