Reflections on Shelter in Place

The view of the Richmond Bridge was exceptionally clear today. The picture is shot from a park up the hill. The link below has a map of the line of sight of this shot.

The clarity and setup helped congeal a few thoughts.


The lack of airplanes overhead. The lack of traffic. The silence of the cable cars.


How clear is the sky without airplane contrails. How empty the streets without all the cars. How strong the smells of the spring flora bloom.


The empty streets seem super wide now. The smiles on the people as you walk by them. The enormity of the situation.


The random conversation with strangers asking if everything is ok. Discussions about the empty streets and offers to share drinks in the middle. The smiles from the shop owners in take-out only restaurants.