We are into the sixth week of isolation and doing okay. We see the grandkids via technology and communicate with our daughter regularly. It is like living in another province away from them which we are not accustomed to. Life goes on however and we hope to be back together soon. Who knows when that will be however?
We have had 26 cases of the Covid 19 virus here, all a result of travel. People quarantined themselves quickly enough on their return to Prince Edward Island which has prevented community transmission thus far. Mitigation measures remain in place and tomorrow is the dreaded grocery run again. However we are thankful for all the essential workers who risk everything to keep society going.
Meanwhile any day we can, my husband and I have a walk on the boardwalk. Some days we need our winter gear because of the cold wind but the cold doesn’t keep us away. The break from the house is so important to our mental and physical health.
Every day along the boardwalk is special but one recent day in particular, when the sun was out and there wasn’t any wind, was spectacular. The animals filled the air with their voices. The lonely cry of the gulls, the ever changing vocalizations of the jays, the caw of the raven, scoter whistles from off-shore and the quack of the black ducks in flight filled the air. The sparrows serenaded with their usual songs causing many to stop and look into the trees.
Every now and then, we are called to forget the time we are living through and lose ourselves in nature. Those precious moments make all the difference.