It is said so often these days, "It has been too long." We have sheltered, socially distanced, masked, and otherwise not been so directly connected with each other as before the pandemic. Vaccinations are helping to ease some concern but variants of the initial virus require us still to be on guard. "Stay safe" still makes sense.
The exchange of houses remains robust. The adjustments in our lives continue, and we are, slowly and carefully, regaining certain qualities of life. In particular, the performing arts as live events are boldly re-surfacing. You may have noticed that I list on my Home page menu a nonprofit theater company called Theatre Odyssey. I was a founder of that company in 2006 and when the pandemic was in its early hunker down, the company kept working, safely, by producing radio theater festivals. A recent decision was made to release the three, short play festivals of the last year online at www.theatreodyssey.org/encore. Listening is free though you are invited to make a donation to support the company's mission.
In October, Theatre Odyssey plans a return to the stage with a One-Act Play Festival. Other performing arts companies are steadily making announcements of similar returns to public and private venues. If you can, please support them. And please be safe about it. The quality of our lives in our new homes is improved by arts and culture. May we all live healthily.
The author of this post is Tom Aposporos, a licensed real estate broker in both Florida and New York. In a business career of more than four decades, he also served as mayor of his home city, a commissioner in his adopted island city, and chaired a publicly-owned bank through a period of financial recovery. These experiences have enhanced his knowledge and have brought additional dimension to his real estate career.