Special thanks to our Greeters: Jenny, Gustavo, Adam, Ketu, Edie, Alan, Leigh, Claire, Mac and Bob
The Pandemic. The Protests. No wonder our Street Artists have so much to say.
Like a true New Yorker, these signs get right to the point!
Photo credits: Agnès Matsuzawa & Delphine Coppuyns-Manet
Every Sunday at about 5:00 pm, I use Facetime on my phone to teach German to Apolline. She is a young French student living in New York City.
Long story short, I used to be a high school German teacher and that’s how we got to know each other. I taught Apolline from ages 12 to 18, and we’ve always kept in touch since then.
Keep strong, be patient and cautious. Unfortunately, the French are not very disciplined. They actually think the virus could never happen to them!
Writing this to you, I’m in New York again with all the memories and the emotion that comes with it.
Visitor Marie-Noëlle Lecomte from France
For over five years, I have conducted telephone classes for the elderly. We meet by conference call to create a safety net, warm as a winter quilt.
These days, we share solutions for coping with the Coronavirus. Discover knitting. Reach out to friends and family. Listen to music. Light a candle. Write letters. Crochet booties and fill them with jelly beans.
One woman states she lived in Israel “through the war years, so I can get through anything.” Another mentions the power of those who survived the Holocaust. Unity develops between these unknown, invisible strangers. Our phones, our thoughts become a chord of true connection.
NYC Greeter Constance H. Gemson