Friendship in the time of coronavirus

A single pink tulip in a clear vase on the windowsill

Hope springs eternal in the Spring

THE LITTLE THINGS COUNT

A present

Here at URC, Fourth Floor East is a little subcommunity.

One of our long term residents has been organizing Wing Dings – a chance for us all to get together for dinner as a wing – for years before we came.

One of our newer residents has joined her in building a sense of neighborhood on the floor. This morning this lovely pink tulip was delivered to our door. It will grace my windowsill for as long as it lasts, with the comfortable thought that we’ve moved to the right place.

Outside groups have been canceled for the duration

But I had already sent a notice around,

…there is a Celtic Band Concert scheduled on Monday March 16 in the auditorium.
 
Since we are having somewhat erratic public functions at URC, Larkin and Bill and I decided:
 
1. IF there is a Celtic Band Concert that night – folk-singing will be canceled, as most people will want to go to the concert.
 
2. IF, for some reason, the Celtic Band does NOT come to URC that night, we’ll be at the piano lounge at 7:30 as usual.
 
So we’ll have music that night either way.
 
Hope everyone is staying well.

‘Some reason’ has come to pass – but we will have music Monday night, and we’re having desperately needed rain over the weekend, and the flowers (including sneeze-inducing pollinators) are in season, and today is good.


 

6 thoughts on “Friendship in the time of coronavirus

    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      So hard to know how to protect ourselves for sure. We’re doing what they tell us to do, but it is incredibly hard not to touch my face at all.

      Hope you are safe where you are, and your family and friends, too.

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      1. acflory

        Thanks Alicia. We’re self-isolating as much as humanly possible – that basically means wearing masks outside and only going out amongst people if absolutely necessary. Sadly, the virus is out there, we just don’t know where or how many people are already infected. As the Offspring is one of those ‘at risk’, I am simply not taking chances. Stay healthy. 🙂

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