As I write this months blog, it seems surreal to look out my window and see only two people walking, a third riding a bike and the random car going up Sixth Avenue. This is New York City under a "Stay at Home" directive due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No shops are open, the diner only for pick up or delivery with no table service. All artistic sites are closed - all live music clubs and performance spaces, Lincoln Center, The Met, The Modern Art, The Rubin Museum, all galleries, The Joyce and all Dance centers, Broadway. No sports - today was to be Opening Day for Baseball, Nats at Citifield against the Mets, Yanks in Baltimore. No Hockey - would the Rangers have moved into a playoff spot? We'll hope for better from the Knicks once again. And now the Olympics are postponed until 2021.
We can get out for exercise, shopping for food or to the pharmacy. Weather permitting, I have been walking to the studio to practice, but that's about it. All of the projects I had lined up for the spring, like every other musician, is on hold. But, both Laura and I are well, sheltering in together and Miles is fine, working from home in San Francisco. Happy to say, all is actually good and that is the most important thing. Just taking one day at a time.
I hope everyone is feelings OK and staying active as much as possible. So, stay inside, continue social distancing and keep in touch with one another. We will get through this.