Pretty much everything but the supermarkets have closed. Steve has made one trip to the Safeway since the shelter in place took effect, Ben and I both nervous for him. Our local library has closed (and I realize that for me, books qualify as an "essential service"). When my husband and I took our walk today, I was touched to see a new little free library, the first in our neighborhood.
There are many folks out taking walks now. We cross the street to preserve our six feet of social distance and wave at each other, grateful for the smiles of strangers, all in this together.
Nature unfolds as if people all over the world weren't dying in a global pandemic. It's spring in Northern California. Freesia pops up in random spots all over our yard. The apple tree has just started to bloom.
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