Love in the time of the Cholera....or sex or intimacy during covid...
Needless to say that our lives have changed. I used just to leave my small apartment, cross the street, go the Metro across the street...and go. But with this pandemic and everything closed, nothing else to do but to stay close to home. Which allowed me to explore places in may area, go for long walks and enjoy. So e few weeks back, there I am, sitting at the park. Nice weather, sunshine. Mid-morning. A few people around. So a man stop before me. Mid 40s, dressed casual...and eating his soft ice-cream cone. He just starts asking me if I am married or was never married etc etc. Perhaps it was the fact that we have been in isolation, so I answer nicely, finally (as I am getting up to walk again) I simply tell him that, man or woman, it does not matter to me...it simply has to do with how I feel when I get up in the morning......so he would like to come home with me. I declined his offer saying that with this crazy virus around, such was not the time...and left. Was I too chicken....or simply just conscious? I just wonder how we proceed from now on. Life must go on, so how daring can we be?
- 2 Jul, 2020
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