Saturday beeps

dear internet,

around noon on Saturday, I heard people clanging pots and pans and cheering. 

Later on my walk down the avenue, it was so noisy from all the cars happily beeping at each other. typical scene: A woman hanging out the sunroof of an Audi SUV was waving a flag, a Subaru with some college kids hanging out the window waving a flag back, they beeped and beeped and beeped and beeped.

the whole mood of the city lifted; breathing life into the streets before the long winter of covid is upon us again.

your correspondent in Washington,