I took a walk in the park today with my husband. Ordinary, right?
This is what I should have seen. Crowds.
Hot air balloons.
Celebrations of spiedies, the food of our area of upstate New York.
This is what I saw instead.
This is on a path that would have been blocked off this weekend, normally.
Walkers, joggers, bicyclists were enjoying the park. People sat at picnic tables (our state allows gatherings of up to 50 people with proper precautions.)
How many of us miss the annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally? Many of us, perhaps. But people all over the world have already lost and missed so much, it's a small thing.
It was a sunny, warm day. It would have been so nice.
The organizers still hope to hold the festival in October. Normally, attendance for the three days would be around 60,000 to 100,000. This year, they will need to hold it to 5,000.(I'm not sure if that's a day or for the total). It definitely won't be the same.
It's strange, perhaps, but I don't care.
I'm content just to be here.