Times are strange and scary lately, and while many countries are going into mandatory lockdown mode- responsible people here in the States are attempting to encourage others to actively participate in “Social Distancing”- which is avoiding crowds and packing into places where germs and viruses can be easily spread (bars, clubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc.)
It hasn’t been going as well as one would hope- what with St. Patrick’s Day coming up this week. Many stubborn people are determined to keep on celebrating.
In Massachusetts, we are presently in a State of Emergency- with schools and businesses closing until mid-April at the earliest. We have not, however- been put into a mandatory “Shelter In Place” (being unable to leave your home until further notice.) It’s frightening and, at times- overwhelming- but I’ve been taking time away from the 24 hour news cycle and social media to spend as much time as I can outdoors, away from other people- to get fresh air and some sunshine so I don’t go stir crazy in my apartment.
This past weekend I took a few hours to go for a stroll in picturesque, quiet Pomfret, Connecticut. Since it’s not *quite* Spring yet- there’s still a bit of chill in the air- and I opted to brighten the scenery (and my mood) with this highlighter yellow crochet sweater I recently picked up on sale from New York & Company.
It’s been said that neon will be huge this Spring/Summer- so I’d like to think this is a nice (and warm!) way to transition into it. I definitely stood out against the backdrop of an old church on the grounds of a long-since-emptied boarding school in town.
And maybe it was the brightness of the sweater, the sun shining or the peacefulness of my surroundings- but I felt a little better about things after a few laps around the area.
Now I just need to find some neon/fluorescent makeup to experiment with.