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Today was not warm but it was not too cold.
Brisk, I believe, is the word for it.
Since I was walking to the grocery store, I decided to walk a few blocks south of the grocery store to my favorite newsstand which I used to visit biweekly.
But I had not visited there since the March lockdown here in Illinois.
I have not been within the Chicago city limits since March lockdown.
I have not taken the el or the METRA train since lockdown. (I live walking distance from my job.)
I loved the walk.
I was the only one browsing and shopping at the newsstand.
Granted, I went to the newsstand for a specific purchase (the nearby Barnes and Noble nearby so the newsstand was the only place I could think of that had the reading material I wanted).
But it felt good to simply browse and, in fact, I picked out an additional purchase.
One of the hipster dudes that (still!) works there rang my purchases and I walked back north to the grocery store.
Truth is: I don’t feel guilty at all.
One of the most normal days that I’ve had in awhile, really.
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