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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Reunited with Turtles

TURTLES ARE THE INSPIRATION FOR ONE OF MY KALEIDOSCOPIC PRINTS
TURTLES ARE THE INSPIRATION FOR ONE OF MY KALEIDOSCOPIC PRINTS
TURTLES ARE THE INSPIRATION FOR ONE OF MY KALEIDOSCOPIC PRINTS

The turtles seen in the pictures atop this entry were seen by yours truly when I ventured out into nearby Central Park this past Sunday for the first time since March (at the initial time Governor Cuomo shut down New York and advocated for people to shelter in place).

I have been heeding the governor's plea for people to shelter in place in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) ever since the eve of March 21st and did not go out (with the exception of walking a few blocks to the postoffice, walking a few blocks to a bank and walking a few blocks to check the status of a local laundromat, which is two blocks away).

However, I had to go out on May 11, 2020, to my orthopedist as I was past my need to follow up on the injury I sustained to my Greater tuberosity this past January and two days later, I began physical therapy at a facility in my hood.

Other than the aforementioned occasions, I've not been outdoors except to water my rooftop garden and to stand in it when participating in nightly #ClapBecauseWeCare sessions (tributes that honor first responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers who keep people safe during the this COVID pandemic).

Under normal circumstances, I spend time in Central Park on countless occasions enjoying the array of flora growing there as well as seeing the many varieties of dogs, and observing wildlife, including numerous bird types, fish and turtles.

The ones included in the photographs of turtles included here were spending time in the lake as well as in Turtle Pond and seemingly not concerned about social distancing.

It was a blessing to see turtles first time out and especially since I had not seen them for so many months prior to being in lockdown because the were hibernating for the winter during the last  time I was able to go to the park.

The shells of turtles, as you may know, dear reader, for, are the inspiration for my kaleidoscopic photographic print titled Turtle Pond, which is pictured below...

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My being reunited with turtles and getting back in touch with the inspiration they have given me might have contributed to my being taken off my guard when I had an unpleasant (but typical) encounter (which I wrote about in yesterday's blog entry) soon after leaving the park.

Hopefully I can return there soon, but if not, I must heed the wisdom of author E.B. White's beloved aunt evidently once said: "Remembrance is sufficient for the beauty we have seen."

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