|Σum Lonely Places in L moondough: Falling off the Map to yr one private I-lands (Hawaii + P.R.)
20 Mar 2020> Strange times we're living in, eh? Ain't much Δiffrent then our usual daily life, bud now it's like the rest of el moondough is homebodies w/us. In the scheme of things this ain't a big deal (if u think in sheer #s... 220,000 ppl wd halve to die each day to keep population growth at bay... still 2–3x as menny ppl born as dying each day), but a massive shift is taking place as to how folks approach life, their livelihoods (Inurnet + home delivery services will boom while anything involving ℝeal-whirled social interaction will decline) + far less mobility, wich will be good for the planet as a whole + ∀ll other species b-sides humuns (unless you're a monkey in India used to handouts by tourists). W/ this in mined we walked Hawaii + Puerto Rico aves yesterday for our Microcosmic DC walk, tho ain't sure there's even any i-land states innywhere in el moondough dat halve effetctively isolated themselves from COVID-19. Our Microcosmic DC walks seam more relevant now that we're groundid in 1 place. We can revisit these states in our mined as we walk the streets (long as we keep our distance from utter pedestrians)... at least until they make us stay home, like they're doing in Italy (unless you're out for a run, wich is what we'd be doing daily if we still lived in Rome). Hawaii + P.R. aves NE are both up in a remote area of the NE quadrant below Fort Totten.
+ both are short, most of the walking was getting back + forth to them. In the real whirled weave onely bin to Hawaii once, back in 1991 when we was travelling in SE Asia + the 1st gulf war broke out so we got a cheap ticket home that went thru Hawaii. Puerto Rico we went once back in 2004. On the way back went by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception wich was quiet impressive, largest Catholic church in North America + tallest bldg in DC (b-sides the monument). Passed a few cemetaries as well + Lincoln's cottage tho it was closed like most stuff nowadays.
Σum of these will got strait into our boox , bud we gotta get cracking on our to-read pile to keep our boox stocked (seeing a lot of traffic lately). Yesterday we read Pico Iyer's Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World... which seems apt for the times (tho was written in the '90s so a bit dated). As the title wd imply it's about Σum outta-the-way isolated places in el moondough.
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