As seen in town…
This afternoon, as I finished my second Zoom class of the day, Nick asked, “Isn’t this crazy, you doing this wonder project during all this?” By *all this* I think we all know he means the global pandemic, a serious crisis. The coronavirus.
It is odd. Why this project? Why now? If you look back at why, I sensed a palpating anxiety. But now? It’s like we need daily wonder to just survive. It’s everyone that needs it. We are all grieving an old world, and are unsure of what our future world holds.
This afternoon was a gorgeous evening (the mosquitos aren’t here yet). And I learned two things: Nick is a secret chalk artist. And two, you can fit many balls into a single basketball hoop.
On a walk today, I gazed out at empty playgrounds. Basketballs and soccer balls nested in the lawn. It’s as if the kids dropped the balls and left all at once. It’s how the world feels/looks right now.
I wonder how the kids are doing, if they are playing, how often they dream of kicking a soccer ball with their friends again.
As seen in the neighborhood. Bringing joy to dark times.
I can’t share a photo yet – but one of my bestest friends gave birth to her son, Beck, around noon today, March 27th! We are over the moon happy for her and the wonder of new life.
My beautiful boy hand-picked flowers for me this afternoon. It was a first! Another wonderful, sweet moment.
Then some more from the sky today…
The gang is all here…spot Shiloh in the back.
No meat to make the tacos I planned on cooking for Friday night. But it was crazy to see a few rolls of paper towels.
Today I found wonder in my mad cooking skills. Which involve vegan cooking, thank gosh bc no meat is left to buy! Coronavirus panic buys took it all.
Bennett and I couldn’t stop staring. The neighbor’s light turned on and lit up the ceiling with a barred shadow.
Today I found out I’ll be online the rest of the semester. Next semester begins in August. That’s a whole lot of distancing for me (too much). But alas.
Wonder lived in the shadows.