Dinner is Served
I couldn’t resist substituting a mask for my napkin at a recent dinner get together with two if our neighbors in the “Driveway Bistro” (a parking space replete with designer lights and jazz music; no dress code). The evening was by normal measures a smashing success—-delicious food (chef hats off to my wife, Ruth), a well-paired wine, and best of all, great company. And while the dinner was a much-welcomed reprieve from our new not-so-normal routines, there was still the constant reminder that even amongst friends you can’t let your COVID guard down—the virus plays by its own rules. We maintained a safe distance at all times. And of course, our masks were at the ready. Such is the new reality of dining beyond the four walls of your own house these days.
Copyright © 2020 Steven Bennett
Steve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist. He began taking photographs more than 40 years ago, in the age of film, and transitioned to digital photography in the late 90s. Today, in addition to taking and making traditional street, macro, and landscape photographs, he creates photo-based abstract composites designed to take viewers on fanciful flights of the imagination through virtual realms. His work has been displayed in numerous juried exhibitions, and at Google’s Kendall Square, Cambridge offices as well as various technology, biotech, and financial service companies in the Boston area.