Today I am joining the positive writing community over at Five Minute Friday for their weekly link-up. Each week we gather to write on a common theme. This week our theme is City.
Thanks to Covid the city has lost its appeal.
I miss the days of hopping in the car and seeing what we could get up to in town. With all the restrictions and all of the “hotspots” it makes a trip into the city one of the greatest opportunities to be at-risk.
I miss shopping in-person instead of through online portals and digital exchanges.
I miss strolling down busy streets, sipping coffee, and looking for good deals in storefronts.
I miss concerts and events in the parks and arenas downtown.
I miss dodging cyclists on the city’s walking paths.
Columbus is my city and I miss it so much. Crime rates are up and the city misses the people who came with a sense of wonder and enjoyment to its streets. I look forward to the day when we all return to life as it was before. I cannot wait to stroll through downtown with a cup of Stauff’s coffee (highlander grogg of course) while my hubby eats his Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream from a freshly made waffle cone.
One day this will all be over and we can return to our cities as we did before and enjoy the spontaneous.
The Ameri Brit Mom