A friend of mine put it well…these are unprecedented times.
If these 5 months have taught me anything it’s, I know nothing of what’s to come.
New York is like a war zone as you make your way around. The homeless population has exploded, giving the streets a Steinbeck feel.
Yesterday a man was draped across the middle of the sidewalk, like it was a hotel room. People walked around him while the police tried not to see. They’re in a rough spot these days when it comes to a person of color, afraid of being accused of prejudice or ill treatment.
When did the law become so distorted?
Another man built a fire on a church step. A doorman called the fire department who had to come put it out. Whoever heard of such a thing? He said, he was only warming his dinner, as if it was the most natural thing in the world to barbecue on Park Avenue. He was clearly a little off, but again, they just let him go to maybe start a fire somewhere else.
These are just two random examples of how New York City isn’t at her best.
When I heard a hawker scream out…
HOT MASKS HOT MASKS…IN ALL SHADES AND STYLES…
and in 90 degree heat they are certainly hot, I realized our new way of life might be here to stay, at least for a while.
A lady I know after rudely asking…don’t you eat? And I so wanted to say, you mean, like you, her belly exploding beneath her skirt, said…take faith Susannah.
I so wanted to say, take it where, to a diner?
I do have faith living one day at a time since, these are unprecedented times, and we have no idea what’s coming round the corner, as I step over the man on the sidewalk who actually looks pretty peaceful considering he has no door on his room.
I will then count my blessings which I do almost like a constant mantra, grateful to get through one more day of our own version of the Blitz.
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