The Getaway, Part 2
For a week near the end of September, my husband and I escaped to outer Cape Cod (see my previous post, The Getaway, Part 1). While walking in marshes, woods and on beaches, there were many times—seconds, minutes, maybe even an hour—of not thinking about the pandemic, job hunting, and related worries.
One of our greatest pleasures—the dramatic sunsets over Cape Cod Bay. We always try to rent a place with that view, and for the first couple of days, it was spectacular. Vibrant colors across a wide sky. Then the sunsets just disappeared. It turns out the wild fires in California were emitting the obscuring smoke. I thought about friends and family, trees and wildlife on the West Coast. I thought about this whole year, buffeted about by crisis after crisis.
There is no true escape, only moments of forgetting.
(“Flotilla” is on exhibit in PLENTY, at 13 Forest Gallery, 167A Mass. Ave. in Arlington, MA, through January 8, 2021.)
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C.J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago, including the Danforth Museum in OFF THE WALL, and Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection. She won first prize in Paint!, a national exhibition at the South Shore Arts Center. Ms. Lori is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts and Array Contemporary in Boston.