I got this link today to a remix of “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” A bunch of Berklee School of Music students produced it in response to social distancing. The song is on perpetual replay in my brain, making me happy.
There are so many windows into the hearts of humanity these days. Neighbors call out and sing and play music across the spans between apartment buildings. An Italian opera singer opened his balcony windows and sang Nessun Dorma to the world. People visit grandparents in nursing homes from outside their windows, gesturing love with their faces and bodies.
In our neighborhood, I just got word that there is to be a bear hunt. Kids will be walking up and down our street hunting for bears in people’s windows. I ran around the house, collecting bears, which was way easier than I realized. We have a ridiculous wealth of stuffed animals for a child-free house.
I’ll probably leave the bears in place for a while. I like what they say.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 212: 172 words, TOTAL = 34,832; 25,168 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.