Walking down to the national monuments on a sunny Tuesday I come to notice the exuberant amount of people who now frequent these national treasures. A newly founded appreciation for parks and open air attractions can be attributed to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As I walk down the reflection pool in particular I correlate Washington DC‘s abundance in demographic diversity. Almost every other person I encountered walking down the pool Spoke with either a different dialect, language , And/or accent. At first it took an elderly French lady for me to notice, then a tall german fellow with a heavy German tone, and on and on.
Reflecting back to Nescio’s “little titans” in a direct manner I get blinded by the sun which reflect directly into my face as I walk down the pool. I continue to listen to an audio recording of the text, feeling almost as if i have transcended beyond the words and into a new reality. I then begin to notice the outside world. I appreciated this sense of community, all of us coming together with the proper precautions in our nation’s capital, a nation built on the bedrock of diversity. Along that pool was the true meaning community, while also taking everybody’s health into consideration.