Day 2645: Following the hearts

Yesterday, when I was outside in the fresh air, walking around with my heart of hearts, Michael, I noticed hearts on the doors and windows of our neighborhood.









Michael and I exchanged some heart-felt speculations about what those hearts meant. We both believed, in our hearts, that this display of hearts was related to the coronavirus.

When I saw somebody outside this house with hearts …


… I asked her (from a distance) what the hearts meant.  She said, “We have health care workers in the neighborhood, so we are showing solidarity, love, and appreciation for the work they are doing for us during these times.”  She also pointed out that people were sharing their hearts with the children in the neighborhood by participating in a social-distanced bear-spotting scavenger hunt.  I looked around, and my heart rejoiced to see this:



I followed my heart  to capture  other images, which I now send from my heart to yours:










As we enjoyed that heart-healthy meal last night, Michael and I followed our hearts to watch the wonderful movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.   Here  is heart-felt music from the film, composed by Tan Dun and featuring Yo-Yo Ma on cello.

Please follow your heart to the comments section, below.

Every day, I follow my heart here to express my gratitude to YOU.


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38 thoughts on “Day 2645: Following the hearts

  1. sending you mine !! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I love the show of hearts! That is awesome.

  3. Such a good idea!

  4. I didn’t see many hearts, but I saw stuffed animals in front of most houses…

  5. Sharing hearts is such a brilliant idea. When I see videos of people in Italy or London coming out to celebrate their healthcare workers I think about how close they are to each other and how, even while staying apart, they’re close. This is a great way to bring people whose homes aren’t so close together and show support.

  6. I love the bear hunt! How heartfelt.

    Sending ❤ to you!

  7. My heart goes out to the health-care workers as well as the folks who take the time to cheer them publicly, Ann. My sister is a nurse in a hospital on Long Island, and she has shared with me tales that make me beyond sad.
    Your basketball photos remind me that in Syracuse this weekend, the mayor had to ask park workers to take the hoops down in public parks because people went out in the nice weather and played games that ignored the social distancing spacing, possibly endangering themselves and therefore the community.

    • My heart goes out to you, your sister, and everybody else at risk during these social-distancing times, my friend. ❤ ❤ ❤

  8. Heart warming gestures

  9. We have rainbows displayed in windows for the same reasons. Last Thursday at 8pm there was a mass applause throughout the country when people stood on their doorsteps or at open windows to applaud all the medical and care staff. There are remote choirs, exercise groups, music soirées, all manner of things that give heart to the country.

  10. Thanks for walking me through your neighbourhood. This physical separation is hard. My good family and friends are helping me with food, face time and chocolate! I love the bears and hearts and will sprinkle some around my windows too. Big virtual hug.

  11. What fabulous ideas! And I am so glad you are able to get out and enjoy some fresh air!

  12. puella33

    Too bad it has take such an extreme for people to demonstrate their love to others. Have a nice day, Ann

  13. My heart goes out to all those struggling to understand whats happening in the world

  14. Barb C

    Thank you for always being here!! Miss you

  15. On my walk today, I saw lots of colored eggs in windows. I think the hearts are a nice idea. It does my heart good to know you were out for a walk!

  16. What a great idea. I love the hearts’ symbolism. We sure need to express a debt of gratitude to our health care workers… and express it in any way we can. I will give some thought to what I might do to cheer the staff at our local hospital and our nursing home here in Ennis. Let me think on it! ❤

  17. Your daily posts warm my heart, Ann, and this one particularly so. I was feeling such anxiety this weekend, which immediately drew my mind to the incredible burden our healthcare workers are caring at the moment. My heart goes out to each and every one. Glad that you and Michael were able to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Always does a heart good to commune with nature. 💕

  18. This will make for a very isolated Easter.

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