I make it a point to get a bit of fresh air every day- all while following social distancing regulations, of course. Whether it’s simply cracking a window in my apartment to a quick walk around the block or a half hour drive through town with the windows down- now that Spring is here it’s more important than ever for me to enjoy some of the season despite everything going on in the world right now.
It’s relaxing, comforting- and something I look forward to every day- and I think having something to look forward to is what keeps me from going completely stir crazy at times.
My work schedule right now is pretty standard with the exception of Wednesdays- which is my designated “Half Day” for the next couple of months. I get to wrap things up shortly after noon, which leaves the remainder of the day for me to get errands done, or rest- or, prior to the quarantine- catch a movie or go to a museum, etc.
Earlier this week on my half day, I thought I’d go for a drive when work was done- taking the scenic route into Northampton, Massachusetts- which is blossoming all around now that the warmer weather is (hopefully) here to stay.
The town- usually buzzing with activity and traffic- was a whole lot quieter. It was a bit eerie, but strangely peaceful. It sort of reminded me of being there late at night after dinners or movies throughout last Summer and Fall when I was visiting there more frequently.
I found a couple of trees- away from other people- that I could sit under for a while and get some light reading done while it was sunny and warm. The only thing missing was an iced latte from my favorite local coffee shop (presently closed for the time being-) but here’s hoping I can do that again in the Summetime.
Naturally, I snapped a couple of photos while looking up. It was actually a nice reminder to keep “looking up” and seeing the brighter side from time to time. Things might seem depressing and scary right now- but there’s still beauty to be found if you know where to look.