Today I enjoy a long walk in South Bay.
As I wandered through San Ysidro, I passed the parklike space where the neighborhood celebrates Día de San Ysidro/San Ysidro Day each year. I found the Spanish word AMOR, which in English means love, spelled out on a fence.
As you can see, AMOR was made from numerous small circular tags. They represent the many who’ve passed away this year from COVID-19. It was a project earlier this year of Casa Familiar, a South Bay community development organization.
Unfortunately, the virus is still taking a very big toll in mid-December, as the world waits to be vaccinated in the months ahead.