Tel Aviv Diary June 8-12, 2020 - Karen Alkalay-Gut

Tel Aviv Diary - June 8-12, 2020 Karen Alkalay-Gut

June 8-12, 2020

June 8, 2020

It's raining books! Not only "A Word in Edgewise" is out


is apparently also out - corlevour press can be ordered from Amazon.

we got seriological testing today. it was at Ichilov and we went and were home within an hour.

more soon.

June 9, 2020

Even as the numbers of infected people rise, our friends declared that it is over. We went for an afternoon visit and discovered other friends, grandchildren, and the spirit of apres-covid. of course they are wrong - we're getting more and more cases every day even though the symptoms are weaker, and fewer are in intensive care.

Their declarations are also a function of social status. Just as I contrast my own corona lifestyle of daily walks and food deliveries, with those who live in the center of Jerusalem, where the population is often much more dense, people with houses, gardens, pools, and servants have a completely different outlook on the virus and what lockdown means..

There is also another element of the perception of the pandemic I may have mentioned before - and that is age. people over 65 may well feel that life has continued for everyone younger than them, but they have been left out - and left to wither and die.

June 10, 2020

order the survivre a son histoire here

It wasn't smart, but we found ourselves walking to the little strip mall to our favorite sushi bar, Akiko. Fearful it had been closed, we walked around other stores first, and found it very sad. so many closed shops. and with no prospect for the future.

Karena, a small boutique, that had no way to last through this plague, with her naked ladies, and me in the middle - snapping a picture.

June 11, 2020

So we're back behind bars. Well at least behind our masks. The news that we didn't behave and we need to go back to our rooms put many of us into a deep depression. We seniors didn't misbehave, but now we've got to take more care now. We never complain to the people around us who aren't wearing masks or keeping social distance, because we don't want to look like grumpy old folks, but we're the ones in danger because they aren't careful.

June 12, 2020

this is a day that the witch is me is coming out - i really don't like the fact that the older generation has been left out of the society, has been, in fact, left to die. and that may be the reason for my stomach ache and weakness.

never mind. isome rest, some pepto, aspirin, and i'm as good as new. I'm now in a better place than Deputy Director Itamar Grotto who's getting all the shaming and blaming for the corona, for having made a single mistake and letting some rich guy in without checking. it's like that around here - we love to complain and berate the guys who try to do anything - except the really crazy ones. those we like.

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