The Personal Blog of Stephen Sekula

Sunday in the Park with Pandemic

Scenes from Collin County, TX.

Sidewalk chalked with Biblical messages, presumably ahead of Easter. “Spread hope, not Coronavirus” one implores. The sidewalk runs in front of the park. It’s a city park. A sign is staked into the ground nearby, indicating the park is closed by order of the city.

Children climb the monkey bars and run around the playsets. The park is host to a cluster of children. They laugh and climb and play. Their hands run over the public surfaces, not cleaned because the park is closed.

This is in Collin county, home to 128 known victims of COVID-19 and 1 known deceased from the infection.