Open Umbrella

April 28, 2020  •  6 Comments

Open UmbrellaOpen UmbrellaChula Vista, California The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
                                                                    - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Another sunny day here in southern California.  I don't miss the rain but I do miss the cool days and meandering clouds. I'll have to check the calendar but I think this is day 2,391 of our self-quarantine-shelter-in-place-stay-at-home-wash-your-hands-binge-Netflix regimen. I've been well behaved during this time and occasionally reward myself with ice cream. I now feel a competition, a conflict, within myself to continue this conduct until the end (whatever 'end' should mean) and limit myself to what I can do through the simple act of walking about in La Mesa. Katherine and Kristin have performed generous acts of heroism in keeping food, drink, and entertainment in the house and I'm supremely grateful for that. Oh, I have started my car a few times over the last 2,391 days just to ensure myself it remembers how to perform internal combustion but I've not advanced the tires a single inch. For some bizarre, virus inspired reason, I'm proud of that. 


Monte Stevens(non-registered)
Love the photo and the humor!!! A great way to start my day. I'm practicing the same routine except I do take the car out to the grocery store and teh nature areas, when the raccoon isn't using it. My day count is different than yours but I'll go with yours.

I'm a bit confused as to why I did not receive notification of this post until this morning. You posted this two weeks ago and I just now had it pop up on my feeder. Oh well, I at least got it.
Todd Henson(non-registered)
Is this a future you looking back 6 and a half years to our today? Boy, I sure hope we're not in similar situations that far out! :-) Love the humorous thoughts, though, and they go so well with the photo. Hopefully driving a car is like riding a bike...
Alexander S. Kunz(non-registered)
I don't think I ever appreciated your wry humor more. :-)
An intriguing photo Joe :)
Good for you for doing the right thing. In Australia our numbers are very much under control at the moment and while they are going to start easing things from this Friday (e.g. opening up national parks, allowing people to drive within a 50km radius and allow boating), they are still going to enforce social distancing for some time to come. We also have a COVID-19 tracking app available to us and it looks like people are getting over their unwarranted privacy fears and using it which is great.
Anyway, stay safe, stay well.
Proud of you. Has it been that long? Boy, time flies, eh? I'll take more rain, please.
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