July 3, 2021

An Rare Typical Day

Without realizing it until now, today was my first day of normality in nearly two years.

An Rare Typical Day

Without realizing it until now, today was my first day of normality in nearly two years.

I enjoyed a breakfast sandwich at a cafe, sitting outside as I did before COVID times.

I read agendas on the porch for the rest of the morning, into the early afternoon - my usual Saturday routine. The only difference now, I read them on my tablet instead of paper.

An afternoon walk in the Barton Village BIA for its Open Streets festival.

Dinner at a friend's home, with brief conversation inside - their household is all double vaccinated. [I am only two days past my first dose, therefore without immunity]

We ate in the backyard, as we did all those summers before COVID. Other than my wearing a mask indoors, this is a significant return to normal.

Following dinner, I went to AJ Sugar Bowl for ice cream.

Now, as Saturday night grows long, I sit writing while listening to Classic Saturday Night.

Upon realizing how at ease I feel, my mind realized - today is my first typical routine day in nearly two years. [The Southam Fellowship took me to Toronto two years ago]