May 6. 2020-
I asked my friend, who owns a small natural foods cafe, how she was going to go about re-opening her dine-in area, after the go-ahead bell is rung, next Monday. She will go with patio service only, for the time-being-as the ambiance of the establishment is “tarry awhile” and indoor tarrying would bother her sensibilities.
There will be several “return to normal” efforts, over the next few weeks. I am likely to get a haircut, next Monday. My monthly check-up at the chiropractor went on today, as scheduled. Turning right, into his parking lot, off the main artery between Prescott and Prescott Valley earned me a tirade from the guy behind me, who doesn’t like the idea that there are turn-offs, along his route home. Some things aren’t going to change, COVID or not. In a couple of weeks, I will head down to Phoenix, for my four-month dental check-up and cleaning.
Several Zoom calls will last the rest of the month. June will bring a different set of expectations, but we’ll cross that bridge, when we get there. The gradual lifting of the curtain will be enough and may feel like a century has passed, by the time Memorial Day weekend arrives. I want to see people remain healthy, to the extent possible. God knows, we’ve already lost enough people, these past three months.
I have felt closer to the night sky, during this period of upside-down, whilst still getting up at 6 a.m., as the joy of morning is still very much in place. That short mid-day cat nap makes all the difference.