Haiku: Quarantine

Quarantine

summer inside, winter outside........
(Photo credit: Tjukka2)

Hiding behind walls
does much to keep us alive —
in body, not soul.


It’s been too cold this winter – I did not anticipate subzero temperatures on a daily basis. I’m going stir crazy, and I wish I could just go running.

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9 thoughts on “Haiku: Quarantine”

  1. Run? I haven’t been in any condition to run, for years.

    I’m lucky if I can hobble out of the door, into the car, and water walk at the pool. This cold is very hard on my nerve damage.

      1. Walking in water. Walking on water is still quite impossible for me.

        I did water-walking and water aerobic exercise for about 3 years as part of physiotherapy and rehab/recovery. Not doing as much as I used to because I switched to a gym that insurance covers the membership for, but is much, much farther away from my home.

              1. What’s even funnier is that I *love* Sriracha sauce… the things it takes to get people to eat jalapeños ripened red instead of underripe green, eh? (Sriracha is made with red jalapeños)

                1. So green jalapeños are underripe? I did not know that.

                  I told Mme. Ross, though, “put the Sriracha out on the table tonight -” we’re having stuffed peppers – “I wanna see what the fuss is all about.”

                  1. Yep. They’ll turn a bright red when left on the plant a little longer. Actually, many chiles (including bell peppers) will turn red if allowed to ripen longer. Depends on the variety, I think, but that’s generally my experience having grown some. Green bell peppers are also picked slightly underripe. although

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