A little slideshow as we leave this trying year:
Last day of December in New Jersey visiting family, I photographed this old truck/came home and published a book of poems dedicated to our boys/and in what almost seems an innocent time now, took notes on what to do in an active shooter situation at school/spring break came and Jeanne Wallace let us spend it at her Kill Devil Hills beach cottage – the news grew bleaker all week there and they closed the bridge to the mainland the day we left/Grandma Connie, here with Nick and Stephen on her 100th birthday, was an early casualty, we think, though there was no testing yet; died alone in assisted living after gesturing “I love you all” through a window to her daughter-in-law Roz who stood outside in the shrubbery in tears/the pandemic comes to Richmond/a haiku I posted on Facebook/how family visits now/my new teaching gear/doctored photo/the marches begin downtown/thank heavens for the woods and daily walks with Buddy our dog – here some tulip poplar blossoms collected along the way/Sarah transitions/some of her many hats/the widower Ken finding another use for poplar, making a table for Chris’ flowers/Election Weekend in Franklin County, VA/a cartoon sent to me by my friend in a federal prison, where Covid has exploded/that happy Saturday afternoon/and just the four of us on Thanksgiving after two of us were exposed and awaiting tests. May we emerge in health and compassion in the New Year!
And here’s a link to the New York Times’ annual photo display: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/year-in-pictures.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage.
3 thoughts on “2020: A Personal Slide Show”
what a wonderful slide show! thanks for sharing it.
what has worked out about the two of your family who were exposed. have they stayed healthy? and the rest of you?
Both tested negative and have now isolated their way out of danger – thankfully! Thank you for asking, too! And blessings back at you, Anne!
Negative tests, thankfully!