WALK ON BY
If you see me walking down the street
And I start to cry each time we meet
Walk on by, walk on by
This classic by Dionne Warwick written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David takes on a different meaning in today’s world. A chance meeting of someone we know on the street would solicit a handshake, a hug or even a high five. Today, while getting in some needed exercise, we must practice safe distancing should we pass by one another. Love thy neighbor necessitates such actions and is the true new order of the day. It’s for our own good, so keep up the good work everyone. The message shown here on the sidewalk discovered while walking reminds us of our duty to society to stay home for the most part in order to flatten the curve as they say. My walks will be limited and when I have to go out for ‘essentials’ I’ll have my camera with me to share when I can. Our city remains beautiful in the light of everything, so I’ll do my best to continue to picture it. If we have to hunker down even more in the coming days, I have taken plenty of photographs over the years that have never been seen. So, if you wouldn’t mind, I could bring those forward at any time. Peace everyone. Until then, if you see me walking down the street (with camera in hand) give a tear and a smile and walk on by. 6 feet or more of course.
Originally published in Whittier, California – Our Hometown.