I closed my class and a few recent talks with this photo from Anderson Park in Montclair, New Jersey. I’ve passed this sign almost every morning since March, when I got into a good routine with my dog. You can likely imagine how it has changed over time, ever so slowly, and how, in that slow changing, it has served as an ironic reminder to me at the start of each day.
I’m hoping no one remembers to take it down and that it becomes a hidden part of the park, swallowed by nature. I certainly don’t want to look at it everyday; I also don’t plan to pretend it never happened.