Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday in the Park, 2020

With apologies to Georges Seurat, who painted "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte" in 1884, when the people weren't socially isolating themselves to avoid spreading the Coronavirus.

It was a very different world, even nine months ago.  We look forward to seeing that world again some sunny day.  In the meantime, here's a repeat of a coloring page I shared on the blog back in August, so you'll have something to do while staying home, if you are able.

Share with us in the comments some of the things you feel have been left out of YOUR daily life, changes brought on by this pandemic.  In my case, the first thing that came to mind was not getting to eat with my friends in the dining room or CafĂ©.  What else?  Not being able to go on shopping trips on the Crown Center bus — or exercise together in our fitness center — or color with friends in the art center.  I miss walking a block to the grocery store to do my own shopping, now that I've been paying Instacart to shop for me.  And I have learned what it's like to be a pet, shut up within four walls unless you can convince your "owner" to take you for a walk, hoping to see a friendly person who'll pet you.

1 comment:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Blogging's day is past, apparently, and I get most of my comments on Facebook now. Here's what Carolyn, an animal lover, added there when I posted this link:

"I miss walks in our rear courtyard, eating downstairs, exercising in the hall, visiting my daughter's home, haircuts, fresh air, and shopping during flu-free months. And Crown's dogs."