The order of recent weeks has been to stay home and maintain social (physical) distance of about 2 metres or 6 feet. In Jamaica, we moved to restricting people’s movements by having a curfew, which was especially tough over the past Easter weekend, which would normally have been a time for festive church services, entertainment and travel to beaches, rivers or somewhere in the country. Instead, most barely ventured from home, especially as curfew began at 3pm from last Friday. To be confined to home from mid-afternoon wasn’t easy for all. The weekend was very hot and many really needed to get to somewhere cooler. We endured the heat without air conditioning but found cool spots inside or outside. Some downtown complained of the heat in the face of both power and water outages.
But, as much as we humans couldn’t mingle with people, animals just got on with their things. I’m loving that juxtaposition of our restrictive rules and their freedom of movement.
I’ve moved to sitting outdoors during the days since Friday and benefitted by seeing all sorts of animals just taking me for granted. So, enjoy some of my recent visitors.