021 • 2020

Recently: Late April

There was certainly a far less clear distinction between working and going on parental leave this time around.

We spend most of our time at or close to home. In line with the common thread lately all our plans are cancelled.

At least I finally get to spend more quality time with our youngest, something I’d been looking forward to. I’d just had a different sort of time in mind.

We celebrate our youngest’s first birthday. At home. Just us. Faces on screens and couriered presents substitute what could’ve been. It’s a good day but also sort of sucks.

We’re under the weather for a few days. Is it..?

We’re soon pretty sure it it’s not. But at this point, we can’t really know.

Swinging between hope and despair we follow the news almost obsessively. So much is uncertain, so much is bleak. I wonder if things will ever go back to normal, or if it will be more of a case of a before and an after.

The area where I drop my car for its annual inspection is a little frayed around the edges. My regular haunts suddenly seem almost too orderly.

We try to make the most of our time. We head to playgrounds and once even the beach. There are necessities such as car inspections and tyre changes, cooking, doing dishes and changing diapers, but also building LEGO and bicycle practice.

This is how we go through the days. Some of them suck. But a few are pretty great, despite the circumstances. There’s still sun in the sky and spring in the air.

GEAR used in this entry: Fuji X100T or Leica M Typ 262 with the Leica Summicron 50/2 V.

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