I had a rather long and busy couple of days this past weekend. I’ll share thoughts about my Saturday in the post I will publish next. But in this space, I have a couple of quick thoughts involving what I did Sunday. For one, I got out of the house and took a long walk around one of the more serene neighborhoods here in Madison, the Hoyt Park area. I’m embarrassed to admit it was the first time I had been in that area… but it won’t be the last, that’s for sure. Let’s just say there’s a primo spot in the park called Sunset Point, which is a westward overlook that, once this pandemic ends and I’m fully vaccinated, may be the perfect spot for the next dress-up-and-pose-for-the-camera-outside photo opportunity I’ve been longing to do.
Walking wasn’t the only thing I did on Sunday. I made a pit stop to the mall to pick up a gift or two and browse through Forever 21. Yes, it’s the same Forever 21 located down the road from where I live that was originally marked for closure when the chain filed for bankruptcy in 2019. Yes, it’s still open, though the racks appear more spread out and the unused fixtures that had been cordoned off post-bankruptcy have been pushed out of sight (okay, to the idle dressing rooms). And it’s the same Forever 21 where I spotted this rather basic yet still pretty cute top.
To borrow a line from a commenter to this post, this is a MOOD! And the current collective mood we’ve been in the past year-plus sprung to my mind when seeing what was displayed in front, hence my desire to snap it up in the caption. We don’t know for sure exactly when this frightening time will finally be over, though that day seems tantalizingly close thanks to the ongoing vaccine efforts. Once that day finally comes, it’ll feel like a celebration. Well, sort of, since this pandemic’s effect on each and every one of us will be hard to shake.