This covers the week of 6/7/20 - 6/13/20.
As protestors stream past and chant about defunding the police, two cops talk about their plans for the year. Thanksgiving comes up, and they wonder whether travel will be easier by then and whether restaurants will open up for indoor dining.
Two young women, both bony thin, compare notes on how they're hardly eating. They sound triumphant.
fainterAs we head deeper into the park, the chants from the protest fade and become a faint disturbance for the bike riders and people picnicking.
A guy in a motorized chair travels on the twisting paths and wishes peace to everyone. Oldies play from a portable radio tucked by his shoulder.
The churn of turtles and fish in a dark pond.
I'm in the grip of some chaotic feelings. They flood me.
On the way to a doctor's appointment. The subway still looks depleted. Streets usually churning with shoppers, tourists, and workers are mostly stripped of people. I spot a handful of pedestrians and a few security guards planted in front of buildings.