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March 20, 2020

solid, outside for now, and seasonal change
posted by soe 1:44 am


With the world burning down around us, it seems especially important to find the pockets of good in our days. Here are three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Rudi’s mom and her house seem to have weathered the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Salt Lake City earlier this week and its aftershocks relatively unscathed.

2. While more and more places are closed here in D.C., we are not yet on lockdown the way they are now in California. At midday I walked around the block and stopped at the bank to stock up on quarters for the washing machine. And we’ve been ending each evening up at the park, where we sit until we hear “Taps” wafting through the neighborhood from the Naval Observatory. Lots of other neighbors are doing the same thing, but while the dogs refuse to keep their distance, the people are relatively good about engaging in the social distancing that’s been prescribed to us all. (Rudi and I are hanging out in the gated section of the park, where the dogs aren’t supposed to be, just to be super diligent.)

3. The Vernal Equinox occurred just before midnight our time this evening, which means, despite everything, spring has arrived.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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The cherry trees when the wind blows! (also the cherry trees when the wind doesn’t blow)

Comment by emily 03.20.20 @ 7:32 am

My “forced” forsythia branches were truly my favorite thing of beauty this week!

Comment by Kat 03.20.20 @ 8:22 am

I gave my mother-in-law a giant amaryllis in a vase for Christmas. She took good care of it and it bloomed beautifully for her. She calls to give me updates on its progress periodically. This week she was really excited to tell me about the spray of leaves that it put out. Her joy is positively infectious, and the phone call left me with a smile on my face.

Comment by Karen 03.20.20 @ 10:17 am

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