The year 2020 was definitely a strange one… It started pretty much like the previous year but things changed in a hurry at the end of March: hand-washing, mask-wearing, social-distancing, isolating… The words were everywhere: pandemic, COVID, coronavirus… Then more words: frontline workers, healthcare workers, essential workers, heroes… Chaos. Summer provided somewhat of a reprieve. Then came a COVID-19 autumn with its lockdowns and escalating numbers. More chaos. I noticed that even the animals looked at us kinda strange, almost asking “Eh! What’s going on?“ Yes, it has been a strange year.
It seems like I've been here before
I can't remember when
But I have this funny feeling
That we'll all be together again
No straight lines make up my life
And all my roads have bends
There's no clear-cut beginnings
And so far no dead-ends
With the ground still frozen, those juicy earthworms are a few weeks away yet. The robins had to dine on last fall’s choke cherries that never fell off the branch. Better than nothing I guess.
A week later, there were no choke cherries to be seen on any branch in the neighbourhood.