Seeing as I’m in Gainesville (the Florida one) for the next who-knows-how-many weeks, I have been exploring the local scene. Now that bars and restaurants are all closed, the local scene is mostly what I see on my daily walks through the neighborhood.
It *is* Florida, so the flowers are all out, the temps are hitting highs in the mid 80s, and my walks are earlier in the day to avoid the heat and humidity. So if you’re still wearing puffy coats, looking at rain out your window, or just feeling like you’re a bit trapped in self-isolation, enjoy some flowers today.
Don’t bother asking me what kind of flowers these are, I am really, really bad on remembering names of people, let alone flowers!
As this pandemic gets crazier and, at times, overwhelming, it helps me to see the beauty around me. Flowers blooming, birds singing, blue skies, they all remind me that the world goes on with or without me. I find that comforting.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.