An eerie quietness drapes over the day. Streets are empty. People deserted. Where did everyone go? The answer: staying at home. Washington DC along with the two neighboring states (Maryland & Virginia) is under a shutdown order, effective yesterday.
Almost like a scene from the apocalypse movie, only more weird in real life. Normal rush hour traffics all but vaporized overnight. So did the familiar hustle & bustle sounds that I am accustomed to, the white noise. With the exceptions of grocers and gas stations, most stores are closed.
I have to pinch myself to make sure this is not a dream. But seriously even the birds have vanished. I wonder if they too got the stay home order.
How is social distancing working for you?