The Surreal Dog Walk – Central Park in the Time of Covid-19

Dog walk in Central Park juxtapositions the mundane and the macabre.

It is one thing to hear the news and another to see it when taking the dog for a walk in Central Park.

My morning walk with Pax’e usually takes us from Central Park West at Ninety Seventh Street across the park to Ninety Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue.

It didn’t come as a surprise that Mt. Sinai was setting up hospital tents in the park just north of Ninety Seventh Street at Fifth Avenue. But like anything we think we are prepared for, sometimes when we actually see it, we realize we are not.

In human history, crises like this one are so often outlined by the juxtaposition of the mundane and the macabre.

Pax’s poses for her picture while the hospital tents go up behind her.

You could almost miss them as you look at the cute dog in the foreground.

I wonder if she feels the tension, too?