Making Camp In Coronaville

On Thursday I was deemed a non-essential worker and as a result of that, I was laid off from work.

I’m lucky, I’m going back to work once we get the all clear.

Truthfully, my feeling are slightly wonky about my situation.

I  take the train to work in Seattle  and I was starting to feel like I was tempting fate everytime I went to work.  My company did offer us, before we were shut down, that we could take time off if we felt like we were compromising our health .

I didn’t feel that way, I just wanted to live my day to day life until I couldn’t.

Then we were sent home- and though I felt a stab of apprehension that being told that after putting in 20 years at the same job that I was being laid off and put on standby was bound to bring up,  I couldn’t disagree with the decision.  My biggest concern was catching the Virus and passing it on to my family – some of who have underlying health conditions that could put them in the high risk.

Up to the day I was was laid off, I spent March away from my family and April is going the same way-but it’s for the best.  I have felt  isolated for over a month now so I guess I can do another with less risk then the previous one I’ve just put in.

So starting on Friday morning I went into isolation and I am relieved. I feel like one less potential carrier out there can only be a benefit to us all.

I now have time to write, reflect, read, listen to Mozart and binge watch Lucifer as many times as I want. It might not seem  like a big grand meme inspiring  ‘how to quarantine’ plan or idea, but’s ok.

I’m only into memes that feature cute cats and dogs.

Besides, what I am thinking about is an image that has been popping into my head everytime I took the steps up from my train.

Back in 2012 the King Tut exhibit came to Seattle and part of the exhibit was a statue of Anubis that was placed in open areas to announce that the exhibit was in town.

Anubis  was impressive and I got to see him every day at work. I mean for a kid whose life’s ambition was to be an archeologist or a Mortician that giant statue looking down into my warehouse was AWESOME.

Now this picture, this image has taken on a new meaning for me.

Now it’s not screaming ‘that was awesome!’

Now it’s saying something far more somber.

It’s saying ‘stay at home.’

That’s it.

Just stay at home.




I AmThe Passenger

I guess if I had to choose a song to describe what it’s like venturing out into a world where ‘essential’ workers ride almost empty trains and buses and wait for the crosswalk lights to change from Walk to Don’t Walk ( even though it really doesn’t matter now because the traffic is so light ) I’d choose this one by Iggy Pop.

What am I saying?

I have chosen it.

It’s called ” Passenger “


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

The Passenger
Iggy Pop

I am a passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the city’s backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, they’re bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight
I am the passenger
I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the city’s ripped-back sky
And everything looks good tonight
Singin’ la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la
Get into the car
We’ll be the passenger
We’ll ride through the city tonight
See the city’s ripped backsides
We’ll see the bright and hollow sky
We’ll see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight
Oh, the passenger
How, how he rides
Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
He looks…


By The Lily Pond

Light Motifs II Thursday Inspiration 49-SHARP

Photo A.M. Moscoso

The  two women in brightly colored hiking gear  were walking on a trail through a sunny park named after a Priest.

The Sun was shining in a cloudless sky and it was warm- warm enough for the two of them to break a little sweat but not so warm that they had to break out their water bottles.

They strolled by  a pond full of lily pads and frogs, further down the trail there was another pond where a family of ducks swam in leisurely circles and dog walkers passed by them and smiled wide beautiful smiles.

The dogs.

Not the people.

” I can show you were the monsters live ” she told her friend who’s name is Tabitha.

Tabitha stopped and decided to play along with her friend’s joke. ” No way. No way do monsters live here. It’s to- it just to beautiful for them.”

” Well. There is a lot of room for-” her voice trailed off and she put her hand to her throat.

Tabitha thought that the flush she saw raising up from her friend’s neck to her cheeks was from the heat. She supposed it had gotten to her a little. ” For what? ” she laughed.

Felicity’s face turned red and little beads of sweat popped out on her cheeks.

” Here. Have some water,  you look a little warm.”

Felicity shook her head. ” Oh no. It’s not that. I just feel a little foolish. What a thing for an adult to say. I’m so embarrassed.  I was just being-”

” Fanciful?” Tabitha offered as she started back up the trail.

Felicity let her friend walk a little ahead of her and when Tabitha was a few feet away, Felicity reached behind her back and pulled something off of her belt clip.

Tabitha heard a sharp metal click and guessed Felicity was going to have that drink of water after all.

” Monsters wouldn’t live here. Too many mosquitos and who needs the competition? Felicity asked. ” It is a nice little hike all the same. Like I said, there’s lots of room to pretty much do whatever you want. Anyway,  I could use a snack right now. Is that ok?”

Tabitha was going to answer, in fact she tried to-

but the cut that Felicity  made on the front of Tabitha’ neck from ear to ear after she snuck up behind her, bumping into Tabitha just a little bit as she grabbed the back of her head by her ponytail, made it impossible for her to say anything at all.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso