On the Sidewalk


Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day.  The temperature reached above 20 and the sun was shining.  What a fantastic day to head out for a walk.  Not surprising, many others had the same idea.  Had I been on my bike, it probably would have looked like a club ride without the club.

We went out for a walk of a little over an hour.  We got to see some lovely houses, some simple houses, and some houses which will be bulldozed to make room for huge condominium towers.  We encountered “closed” parks and greenway trails that people were still using.  We even found some wildlife.

I could wax lyrical about how great it was to get outside, but since most of us are in the same boat, you probably understand it in your bones and my words would fail to be any more precise.  I should note that the weather hasn’t been this great this year.  While winter was not a terrible beast, it did seem to hang around longer than anyone wanted and the weather has been cool.

After today, I completely forgot about that.  Sadly, the weather forecast doesn’t expect it to happen two days in a row.  Since I will be stuck inside working until well into the afternoon, I am going to pretend that I didn’t read that.

While the weather was great, the perfect moment was running across our fine feathered friend above.  It barely moved when we went by–which was a far cry from the sharp veering that everyone, including us, did when encountering someone.  We are all getting good at physically distancing ourselves.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to On the Sidewalk

  1. After urgent surgery (took three weeks to get a date rather than immediately) over the weekend I was ready for a walk this Monday morning. I tend leave by 7:00 am. Oops, forgot to do my laundry. Not being a clothing hoarder it is rather necessary. This will mean that I will get out albeit later and most likely encounter teeming hoards. I am a bit apprehensive so soon after my procedure which means I shall proceed cautiously. Definitely adding a mask 😷 (I love this emoji after having lived in China for several years) to my style today.
    As for the weather, we had a skim of frost on the roofs! Unheard of in May on lower Vancouver Island.

  2. gemmi72 says:

    I am slightly envious of your nice weather as our mornings start to cool and our days get shorter. To be fair though our winter weather is very much like the weather you described.
    My daughter and I are very impressed with the fine bird. Our term for the. Is “yonk, yonks”.

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