Due to the pandemic, I miss Saturday night

Due to the pandemic, I miss Saturday night

Outside my window
I can hear the radio
And I know that motor wagon is ready to fly
'Cause it's almost Saturday night

My significant other has a thing about Saturday night. She calls it Date Night USA! It's a night to head out on the town. For us, that usually means going out to dinner, followed by a movie or listening to some live music. Your Date Night USA may be different, but the point is that Saturday is a night for having some fun with the people you like/love.

Saturday nights changed in March. Covid-19. Pandemic!

When you're under a stay at home order, that means you stay home every night. Not just Sunday through Friday...Saturday, too! You're home Every. Single, NIGHT!!!

In the early days of the pandemic, it was easy. Everything was closed. Even if you wanted to out, where were you going to go? Five months later, things have somewhat opened up. But, still no movies. Still no concerts. Another summer Saturday night at home is coming up. Sigh!

I realize that in the grand scheme of life in 2020, this complaint is trivial. Yes, I know millions have become ill with Covid-19 and more than 160,000 have died. Yes, I know millions have lost their jobs and are struggling financially. But you can be sympathetic to their plight, thankful it hasn't to you, and still miss the things that were good in your life and are no longer there.

Since March, we've been renting a movie every Saturday. It's been good and in 2020, it's really the best we can do. But, I look forward to that future Saturday night when we can put down the remote control, drive over to the multiplex, get some overpriced popcorn and drinks and watch a movie on a big screen with a lot of other people. Until then, I guess I'll continue to miss Saturday nights.

Outside the ringin' 
The night train is bringin' me home
When you hear that locomotion get ready to ride
'Cause it's almost Saturday night

*Song lyrics from "Almost Saturday Night" by John Fogerty

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