A virtual GETAWAY

Day 60. Yesterday I went to my office briefly to drop off and pickup work materials. It was the first time I had ventured to 1742 N Street since mid-March. It felt good to get out of my house, get into my car, and drive downtown. For a couple of hours I was out; freed from my home office. It was exhilarating .And then the emptiness and quiet of what has always been a vibrant, full of energy office hit me. I began to say to myself, “I want my life back”. Of course, I have no right, at all, to complain or feel sorry for myself. I am healthy. My family is healthy. My colleagues are healthy. We are fine. We have been cooped up for 60 days for our own good. No right to complain – only to be thankful.

Nonetheless, it’s ok to long for a return to normal; though “normal” is a long time away. In the meantime, I can lose myself in my photography and think of places I have places I will go to, please G-d, when this is all over.

© Judah Lifschitz 2020

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