Operation Oysterhood: 2 May

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

— @HaggardHawks

It was easier today. We worked in parts of the archive where the damage was not as horrifying. I met new people, but for some of the tasks assigned to me today, I was reunited with Sandra, the woman from my neighbourhood, and I saw a few other familiar faces (or rather set of eyes smiling above their masks). Together with Sandra and Melissa, I formed a labelling and packing team after the coffee break, but for most of the shift, I was part of several human chains, taking empty crates into the archive and taking full ones out. We have invented so many machines and technologies, but most of the tasks of the Jagger Library Salvage Project can be efficiently performed only by humans – and there is a certain consolation in that. The project continues until next Sunday. I hope to volunteer for at least one more shift.

In the afternoon, after a long hot shower, I had to catch up with some work around the house and garden and then went to see my love. We were supposed to watch the Manchester United vs. Liverpool match … but … well.

My love cooked a roast chicken for us – Karina and all Cats are very full, and very happy tonight.

The first Pfizer vaccines are arriving in the country. But the road to one for me is so loooooong, it’s quite depressing. Is vaccine envy also green?

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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