Administration of the vaccine involves drawing one circle, then another, then prodding the patient twice with an extended index finger, while stating, "Circle circle, dot dot, now you have the cootie shot."
In this moment we can sit quietly, take a deep breath, and acknowledge our fear and apprehension, our uncertainty and helplessness… and hold all these feelings with a compassionate heart. We can say to our feelings and uncertainty, “Thank you for trying to protect me,” “I am OK for now.”
It’s all of the hand washing. No amount of lotion helps. After this has run it’s course, I’ll shed this brittle skin. Gently fold it. Place it in a wooden box. Something with a latch. Alongside toilet paper tubes. Hand dated in ballpoint pen. Half a dozen empty crosswalks. A cassette recording of a BBC reporter contemptuously explaining American health insurance deductibles. “They reset every year.” A recipe for Soy Curl Chiken Soup. And blades of grass for everyone that didn’t make it.
Piano Day gives me an excuse to put together an all-piano mix. I really like the vibe of this year's version. Most of it is very stripped down and simple. I've also found it to be very therapeutic during these quarantine times.
Head programmer Dan Halsted and special guest, director Brian Trenchard-Smith, introduce our first "Hollywood at Home" recommendation, DEAD END DRIVE-IN! Since we can't get together for movies, the Hollywood is here to recommend some of our favorites that you can catch at home.