Cape May Live. How Coronavirus Changes Everything
How are you holding up?
Part of me feels held hostage by a bad weather forecast. So many worse case scenarios. If the storm goes this way or that way. I want the storm to miss us this time.
The problem here is we’re depending on human behavior. And that worries me.
We all have our role to play and our part in flattening the curve. Dr. Emily Landon explained it best. Staying at home may look like you’re doing nothing. And nothing will happen. That’s the point.
I read on Charles Hendricks Facebook page the other day, Social Distancing is a misnomer. I think he was right. We are physically distancing, but socially we seem to be closer than ever. Virtual concerts are now the norm.
The helpers are here
Residents Pete and Lorraine Baldwin have started a virtual helpers list. You can access it here and sign up if you are able to help a neighbor.
They are compiling a list of helpers to tutor, shop, clean and run errands. Of course, the situation changes by the hour. What was essential yesterday is not essential today or tomorrow.
On the Locals Radio Show from WCFA-lp, we got together in our individual homes or offices ( Brady in his bar) and we recorded episode 95 with the honorable Mayor Clarence Lear as our guest. Due to technical difficulties, the station is off the air.
The program happened with the help of Wendy Collins of the Mission Inn. Through the kindness of a colleague, we used the zoom platform to meet and record the show. Even though we could not see what Michael Clark was wearing the show sounded pretty good.
There is also a new public Facebook group where all are welcome to keep up on developments as they evolve. Its called Cape May Live. While we go through this period of uncertainty the group is intended to reveal that there is indeed life in Cape May. Even if it is slightly isolated. We are together socially.
We will attempt to keep you updated as circumstances evolve in the area. For now, I present episode 95 of the Cape May Locals.
We all prefer Cape May Live. How coronavirus changes everything is still to be determined. Walking through town the past couple of nights is like a surreal dream. A Friday night in March doesn’t compare to a Friday in July.
I wasn’t ready for the extremely quiet and desolate welcome on the downtown streets of our town. Let us hope this storm passes quickly.