The sun is shining and she said we could go for a walk today. I'm driving down to campus and there's no traffic; stay at home order is in place. I can be out because I'm checking in on a family member. I have a bag full of groceries; random things I know she likes and things I've made this week. Graduate school was cancelled. She's practicing social distancing and is a social person. She's staying at her apartment because her one day a week job at the rehabilitation hospital just increased to five days a week. She could use the extra income and I've been wanting to see her this week to just check in and decrease my own worries.
I pulled up to her little apartment/house in the middle of three parking lots and there she was as I came around the corner. Sitting on the front porch with a big grin. It's so good to see her in real life and not in FaceTime. I pull up and say, your uber groceries have arrived. She laughs. I find free parking and we walk to a city park and practice social distancing. It was a sunny afternoon with buds blooming filled with causal conversation and catching up. We parted with an air hug, air elbow touch and an air high five. I can't wait to hug her again!
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