A postcard from Lockdown

PS: We will set off soon. Admittedly we can’t but what is surrealism, metaphysics and dream poetics for?

Hi there!

It’s beautiful here! Trees are blooming, sun is shining.20200423_180056

Everyday I see some stars from my balcony and they look like they wanted to tell me something… maybe the date of the return to normal? I haven’t figure it out yet but I will try to listen closely. There are moments when I find this whole situation even kind of nice. You can sit back in a deck chair on the terrace and feel the wind, take a moment.. when I close my eyes it’s like I was on a sailboat somewhere in the middle of a lake. Or make a bonfire after you did some gardening and just be happy about the smell of firewood slowly eaten by the flames. Just like camping right?

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About the new reality…even here in Poland (where I currently reside) people are now allowed to stick their noses out a bit so I went for a bike ride. I saw fairly empty streets, bus stops… river boulevards and bridges which are normally poured with passers-by- now guarded mostly by the sculptures and signposts. The sun is shining but it’s still “chilly”…

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..however, I wouldn’t say it’s ‘freezing cold’ because in some corners, there are already tiny shops timidly opened. Like the pastry- or the art- shop hidden somewhere between dusty, old buildings in a dead end.

Another day I took a spin on my roller blades (of course with a mask on my face..) and fairly empty boulevards turned into fairly full ones and I even got a cup of coffee to go…

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People try hard to get social and no wonder to be honest. There are places where skype looks a bit like this 🙂

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It starts to feel a bit like a sluggish thaw.  Is it though? Or is it the craving for getting back to what we had? I guess all of us had a crisis, small or rather big, recently or at the beginning of this chaos or somewhere in between..what should I say? I have worse and better times too but let’s just take what we get, feel the gratitude and wait 😉

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Bye for now!

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