Monday, May 18, 2020
I'm Still Here
I have been able to have a few people in my backyard. Since my garage is empty, they can park in the driveway, walk though the garage, out the door, and into the yard. A friend said my directions sounded like something out of a spy novel. But it works, except there is a robin's nest right next to the chairs and the robins dive bomb us every so often. When do those eggs hatch?
No way I can do any gardening until the shelter in place is lifted. I think it will be minimal this year.
If we could get any sustained nice weather, this could be easier. It is too cold and too rainy for May. More like late March most days. I manage to get a walk in most days but there are so many people out walking, it is not that pleasant, diving into the street every few minutes.
Watching NORMAL PEOPLE, which is so very depressing. Trying GREAT, which is about Catherine, the Great and in the style of THE FAVORITE, which is half ludicrous and fairly vulgar, and half somewhat interesting.
Also watched THE EXTERMINATING ANGEl (Brunuel), which resonated with our current situation. It's about people at a party who cannot seem to leave. I've had a few of those over the years. Once a guy came to play tennis with Phil at eleven am and didn't leave till midnight.
On You Tube, I watched Andrew Scott do the play THE SEA WALL, which was great. I think it it gone now though.
Looking for the right book to read. I cannot land on it. Too many books have print that is too small or too light for aging eyes. Why don't they consider that since it is folks our age who do most of the reading.
I wish I could write. Another thing to do would help. But there is a wall there that has been up since Phil got sick.
What's up with you?