I lie on my back and listen to the sounds of the park with my eyes closed: a dog barks, a kid talks about the plot of his favorite video game with his dad, some girls chat about what they ate for lunch, birds chirp and quarrel above and around us. Tufts of grass poke into my back, but in spite of that I find myself almost dozing in the warmth of a lovely spring day.
It's almost enough to make me forget what's going on, why no one is within six feet of us, in one of the most crowded cities in the world.
Katie says something, but her voice is muffled by her mask, and I ask her to repeat herself.
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