Mondays are just young Fridays

I’ll begin wearing my new winter coat this week.
We’ve been fortunate in Toronto this year with extended fall weather. This weekend’s snow was a reminder of what is to come.
I’ll be dressed for it.
I took advantage of a pandemic deal and bought this warm wool coat in August.
A handsome coat, I thought it would be great to wear to the office when we all went back to the office. Or it would be suitable to wear to the theatre or symphony, dinner out, or a night on the town.
Unfortunately none of that will happen anytime soon.
Toronto went into a 28-day lockdown effective at midnight.
Restaurants are closed, except for takeout. The theatre and performing arts sector has been shut down for more than 8 months.
Nobody is going out. Nobody is going anywhere.
‘Stay home’ is the overwhelming message.
As I have every day over the past eight months, I’ll continue to go out for a lengthy walk. I’ll pick up morning coffee (the best kind), and then wander the streets for a while.
Mask on, I physically distance.
It’s emotionally isolating.
My new coat will warm my spirits.

11/23/2020                                         j.g.l.

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