March 19, 2020
So, I was driving home tonight from my mom’s house and I heard the mayor on the radio. He was saying we are a city of love and we would be safer at home. I had a strange moment there because I know that is true, but I am so scared for the people who can’t work at home, for the people who don’t know what to do…and I really, really want to be that city of love.
Los Angeles, light or dark, is how Mike Davis frames the question, and I guess now we will see the answer.
I hope folks will share their experiences and thoughts and ideas.
I have noticed:
**No planes (just like after 9/11, the event most of you have no memory of)
**Many, many delivery vans
**Families out walking together, including a father and daughter dressed up for St. Patrick’s day, holding hands
**People not listening to the call for social distancing (People in the Kaiser pharmacy, I’m talking to you. Also, lady at the Hi-Ho, not helping).
**Lots and lots of dog walking
**a real lack of toilet paper
Then we watched the sunset and the sky on our street and it was so lovely. There are so many beautiful moments in my life right now, the dew on the lupines blooming in the park, the light, the rainbow I saw driving home…and yet there is so much fear, and I feel it, too. But I have always believed in the light, the light of the golden hour, the light that exists in all of us.