OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.
On the radio this afternoon, I heard two people who live in my neighbourhood describe how a spark from yesterday’s fires made its way to a palm tree next to Huis Lückhoff, a home for the aged located in Rosebank, and set the tree on fire. Residents and neighbours managed to extinguish the flames and this morning the entire tree was removed from the property.
Huis Lückhoff is a hundred metres away from my home.
I have an old, unruly palm tree in my garden.
Needless to say, the stories on the radio freaked me out.
I walk around the house, look at all the books – outside, my palm tree stands tall, a stark reminder of the randomness of cosmic kindness.
Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.
“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”