It’s not like things are back to normal here, but I was fortunate to get together with friends on two occasions last week. That seems positively social, even as I look back on what I just wrote. The first get together was with friends from Portland, Oregon. They are visiting family in Cambridge, MA. When we got together, they had been here for over a week. They had been tested for the virus (negative) and we had selected a restaurant where we could eat outside. We arrived, wearing masks and we generally maintained a healthy distance from each other.
Yes, this is what we do in these Corona times.
This was the first time I had seen these friends since 2006. I wasn’t going to let the opportunity pass.
The second encounter was at my regular bar, with one of my regular bar-buddies (one of the components in the composite personality some of you know as David). This was the second time we’ve met since the bar opened in July. We sat on adjacent stools, without masks. We drank and we talked. I think the relatively close proximity was OK. Had we been farther apart, we would have had to talk louder, perhaps yell.
When I got up to leave, my friend was still waiting on his takeout order. He stood and offered me an elbow-bump. I don’t know why, but I blurted out the first thought that came to mind:
“Is that the elbow you sneeze into?”
It was fun to laugh.
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