The forecast looks like rain for Wednesday. Staring into my weather app with hope for many more sunny days and finding rain on the horizon is always a disappointing sight. This week it is even more disappointing as usual.
Over the past couple of weeks we have watched the Leamington Terrace Hopscotch Game grow by leaps and bounds (oh please laugh at that! It was a good one – yes?). We have added our own squares, aiding my six year old to add numbers following 1378. We have seen the chalk bucket travel up the road and down again and more than once I have been astonished to find that no one has lifted it. Well, either that or some very conscientious people are replenishing the chalk supply.
This is certainly a weird, terrible and wonderful time in which we are living. What else have we noticed? We have noticed neighbours sharing their superfluous garden plants, bread being baked and shared, a smile and a nod as someone chooses to walk in the street so you and your small child can have the pavement. We have noticed children safely learning to cycle in the street (mine included) and kindness parading itself around like it was here all along but maybe we were too busy to see it or too busy to give it.
As for my bit, I am gifting everyone on my street a small print of the drawing I created. The day was sunny, the game was on. I hope we can look back on this time and remember it as a splash of sunshine in a climate of uncertainty and change.
Here is the news article about our wonderful street.