Because of COVID-19, I’ve reached out more often to a specific special couple. They are older than me, and I’ve always enjoyed their friendship. In “normal” life, I would see them typically once or twice a week.
They are in the more vulnerable population for this virus. Their son has them “on lock-down”, they have joked.
Today we decided to take a bold step. I stopped by their house—as I’ve done often in these past months, usually with some fruit or plant. But this time, my daughter and I got out of the car. We agreed that we would all wear masks, stay at least six feet away from each other and only be outside. Plus, I stressed that I would not stay too long, so that our exposure would be limited in all ways.
We chatted while we strolled through her gardens, admiring the daylilies and scabiosa, meandering down a woodland path to their pond. It was a miniature garden tour—just for the three of us. It was lovely… a true silver lining of my day!