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At 7pm every night, join us
from windows, doors, and physically distanced sidewalks by:

A show of togetherness
intended to say:

To health care providers, police, fire, and paramedics, grocery workers, cooks, delivery drivers, janitors, people keeping our water clean and our lights on, and all the minimum wage workers now rightfully called “essential”:

Thank you.

To those who are alone, or unemployed, those who closed a business you loved, to exhausted parents, and to people overwhelmed and struggling with finances or mental health or even homelessness:

We see you.

To the elderly, the sick, and those who are immunocompromised:

We love you. You’re worth it.

And then the whole world walked inside and shut their doors and said, WE WILL STOP IT ALL. EVERYTHING. To protect our weaker ones, our sicker ones, our older ones. And nothing, NOTHING in the entire history of humankind ever felt more like LOVE than this. <3

poem by Chelsie Diane »    image by PJ Vogt »

A courtesy suggestion:

We also care about our neighbors who have sensory challenges, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as sleeping babies, dogs, and animals that are going to be frightened by noise, so let's be mindful of the context we’re in.

Quieter, calmer things like singing and playing music from doors and physically distanced sidewalks would be ideal for residential neighborhoods.

Things like honking horns would be best reserved for outside of grocery stores and hospital parking lots.