Just in time for Valentine's Day, Governor Cuomo has allowed restaurants in NYC to resume indoor dining. Couples now can worry about pathogens not spread through sexytime, though wearing protection does help in this instance. Personally, I don't know if crème brûlée and candlelight are worth a trip to the ICU when an end to the plague is in sight, so I settled for a Valentine-appropriate meal of sautéed chicken hearts for dinner dans la maison.
Studies indicate that both divorces and marriages have plummeted during the pandemic. I would guess that people, after some deadly outbreaks traced to weddings, learned their lesson about throwing large scale parties. As for divorces, who wants to change quarantine bubbles at a time like this? Even in matters of amour, the pandemic malaise seems deeply seated. Here's wishing everyone a safe and happy Valentine's Day. I love you all, maybe next year will actually be festive.