On Friday the 13th, in the month of March, life changed and my habits changed. Sheltering in place became the norm and a daily walk became my routine.
As I first strolled, I spied so many spring trees in bloom, especially pink magnolias.
Days passed. I started to see signs of those stuck at home. They began to allow their creativity to spill out onto their sidewalks and front yards.
Days passed. As I walked the few blocks passing VA Hospital Center, I saw their flashing sign, “NO VISITORS” and this handmade sign.
Days passed. The tulips, daffoldils and red buds bloomed, signs that springtime was in full swing.
Days passed. Now I saw these signs taped to telephone poles
and this hand painted sign as I drove to the grocery store.
Days passed. I saw the hydrangia, my favorite, blooming, a sign that summer is just around the corner.
Days passed. As I continue to walk, I saw a mask hanging from the car visor, ready to be worn.
Days passed. I made this sign to end the “Highlights of 6th Grade” video shared virtually with my students on the last Monday of our school year.
Days will pass. Next Wednesday, I plan to stand at my school, wearing my mask, sporting my school’s spirit wear t-shirt, and holding this sign. The 8th grade families plan to drive through the school’s campus one more time to celebrate their promotion to high school.
So many signs of this time.
What signs are you seeing right now?