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A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

Last week came with an unexpected twist. I honestly didn’t think our governor would allow the stay-at-home order to expire. I understand he’s in a tough spot and trying to do his best but it’s upsetting. And we don’t have any requirements to wear masks despite situations like this: Austria Has 90% Drop in Coronavirus Cases After Requiring People to Wear Face Masks. I’ve made a point of posting photos of my son and myself wearing our masks to try to normalize it for others but many Americans are too stubborn and selfish. And the disappointments keep coming. Memorial Day weekend we were slated to road trip to Milwaukee for a Bikini Kill show. And this popped up in my inbox: “New Order & Pet Shop Boys - The Unity Tour Has Been Postponed” - these emails aren’t surprising but the way they kept trickling in was a bummer. Minor mournings. I would rather rip off the bandaid all at once. But I’m pretty sure I’ve finally run out of shows I had pre-ordered tickets to. On top of that, I’ve had big decisions to make about my son’s future, and my own. It’s no wonder I’ve been in a bit of a funk and didn’t leave the house for days. It’s been tough to keep myself distracted at times. I’ll watch 27 movie trailers but nothing grabs my attention. But there have been some things making me happy. Some bright spots:

Now that the weather is warming up, I am envious of friends who have front porches and bigger backyard spaces. If we had more space here I would want one of these igloos with mosquito netting. But I’m sure Minnesota weather would destroy it before too long. Along those lines, I saw something they’re trying in Amsterdam at a restaurant with individual greenhouses for separate parties of diners. In theory, I like the idea but would be stressed out too much being served by people wearing PPE. And it makes me think of this: “An Italian Magazine from 1962 showing how the world would look like in 2022.” My son and I have agreed that we will continue staying home for as long as possible unless the situation changes significantly, for the better.

Self with Springy new mask and blossoming trees behind me

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