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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Saturday Night's Alright for Clapping/Cheering (A Briefing on Session 47)

As many of you may know, in compliance with our mayor and governor's wishes during this coronavirus pandemic, I have been sheltering in place (since the evening of 3/21/2020), and only leaving my apartment building on a handful occasions to do essential errands and keep medical appointments that could not be done via tele-med.

On one of those occasions, I saw a sign posted under some scaffolding in my hood and it can be seen in the photo atop this posting.

However, on a nightly basis since 3/30/2020, I have left my main living area to step out on to my terrace (where I have a garden) to do as this sign suggests, "make some noise at 7:00 PM."

My garden can be seen in the next image.


I took the photo in 2015, from the vantage point of a penthouse a few doors west of me. Last night was the first time that I noticed the owner (K) of that penthouse participating. She can be seen in the next pictures.

Back in 2015, K had been kind enough to let me photograph my garden from her place when I was working on the first volume of my now three volume book series, Words In Our Beak where the stories told from the perspective of Cam (a female cardinal) and set in my garden. These books can be seen in the following image.


And to reiterate what I've been saying here on Blogger, "During this time where many people are confined to their homes due to lockdown restrictions (re the coronavirus pandemic), these books (whose stories are set in my rooftop garden) are great to have around as a reminder that there is still so much beauty in our fallen world."

In any event, last night was a particularly lively one (as evidenced in the next sequence of pictures).

(He has taken a video of a session from his window.)

This liveliness has been the case on many Saturdays causing me to put a personal spin on an oldie but goodie Elton John song and say, "Saturday night's alright for clapping and cheering," which is something I've mentioned in a prior entry here on Blogger.

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