Operation Oysterhood: 5 August

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

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HARU – at last! I feel awful about neglecting this wonderful restaurant during lockdown for such a long time (I had good intentions in the beginning, and then lost focus), but I finally placed an order and received the most heart-warming welcome from the owner and the staff today when I went to pick it up. It was great to see them and to find out that they are somehow coping and still offering eye-smiles above their masks. And the food was delicious, as always.

I also got another facial from Melissa’s Sunrise Beauty Studio – a treat for the weekend ahead. Yay!

Work-wise today, I witnessed the complete opposites of what people are capable of. On the one end of the spectrum, I watched someone’s ego dig their own grave for them, completely unnecessarily. It is so sad to see such a waste of energy. On the other end, someone who sent me an invoice for a job done, asked me to donate two-thirds of the amount due to them to two worthy causes: Rape Crisis and the Book Lounge Library Project. This request moved me deeply. Working with people like this is not only a pleasure, but an honour, and it is such generosity of creative people I know and work with that has kept me going through the rough time of the last few months (and always).

I struggled to get warm all day today – can’t wait to get under a hot shower and into a warm bed.

Good night.

Be kind. Wear a mask.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”

— NICD

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