How many days have I been hiding in the house? From the kitchen, Alexa answers: since March 15, 2020, 1 month, 27 days, 15 hours, 39 minutes and 3 seconds, now four seconds, now five seconds.… Did the math. It is Day 61 of worldwide lockdown. The weather today is sunshine, thunder, hail, rain, wind, then sunshine. Tomorrow will be mild.
The spring greening of the world beyond the un-spring-cleaned living room window, beckons. Hearty new fern fronds pierce the dead leaves of winter. Branch buds pop lime green. Birds social distance at the feeder. Perfume of violets on the breeze, the fickle seduction from the corona dragon on the other side of the forest.
Airwaves persistently blow lies and fear, the old white men on flat screens gust harder. We mortals go underground like vermin, ordering acorns, seeds, take-out and stretchy pants.