Diary 207

Diary 207

Sunday, October 11th

A sunny Fall Sunday – the sort of day when one meets friends for brunch at the local diner.  How strange that sounds now.  Yes, you can still go to your local diner for take out, or you can sit at a pavement table. And yet — one goes to a restaurant for the atmosphere. In the diner it’s the busy, jovial and social aspect – that one now cannot have. At a table outside, if you’re in pre-covid Paris, it’s about seeing who’s passing by, chatting with neighbors whose elbows touch yours from the next table, greeting friends who stroll by.  And so on.  A different atmosphere, but certainly something very enjoyable.

Plenty of things have changed. And we miss many of them.  But let’s not forget we have a planet to save.