Mother Nature is calling.
In April 2020, the Earth paused and even rewound.
Industrial manufacturing ground to a halt.
We limited consumption to little beyond food and shelter.
And medical needs for some.
Malls were empty; face masks became fashion.
We spent more time jogging, biking, and paddling in the great outdoors.
And enjoyed home cooking with family.
No traveling beyond our city limit,
but we were more connected with parents and friends.
We found new ways and tools online to stay productive,
while homeschooling children.
We practiced social distancing as a reminiscence of Li (禮) --
a Confucian philosophy of how humans interact with each other and nature.
We saw our world more clearly ...
as the Himalayas reappeared in northern India after 30 years.
For one month, we lived closer to the life Homo sapiens once did.
By Jim Lee, May 7, 2020.
If the above account is pure fiction to you, look at these facts: Across Texas, the ozone levels dropped during the coronavirus lockdown.
Cover Photo: The Himalayas as seen in northern India in April 2020.