Saturday, 9 January 2021
Day 1 of curfew
Receiving an emergency alert this evening reminding residents of the mandatory curfew stopped me in my tracks. Figuratively speaking, as I was lying on my bed reading 😉
But I found myself completely immersed in the moment, letting it sink in. In my lifetime, this is a first. In my Mom’s lifetime, this is a first. We are living in strange times.
The upside is no cars, or very few cars – on the road. Since 8 pm there have been about 8 cars. During the same time period yesterday, there were probably closer to 500.
I stepped outside for a few moments to experience the quietness.
What I noticed immediately was the lack of cars on the highway. And the hum of traffic from highway 50 is gone. I could actually hear the ice on the river burping…a sound I haven’t heard since the 70s!
I enjoyed stargazing to the sounds of nature and it was wonderful! This has been my dream, to live in a place far from traffic where the only sounds I hear are nature.