Sorry to disappoint today. There’s not so much as a tea towel on the line across the car park. But this has been my view for the last five weeks.
You can see the lonely vehicle down below in what was once packed to overflowing, run by an elderly Cypriot man who charged each car €2 to allow the driver to tend to business in the Court district of the Old Town. Now his enterprise is empty space where stray cats roam and howl at night.
Far in the distance is the Mediterranean upon whose beach I would take solace while listening to crashing waves. I had dreamed of finding a tiny house with tiny garden and tiny dog. But now I’ve had no job for months and my savings are being used for rent, food (I’ve only been shopping twice since this all began) and faithfully paying my internet bill.
Every day that I wake up in my beautiful Cyprus, I thank God that I still have my health, my family (all so far away) and my silly sense of humor.
So tomorrow there may or may not be washing on the line across the street, but I will be safe at home watching all of you through your windows by the miracle (and it really is) of Facebook.
Stay safe. Stay sane. #StayAtHome
Layne Cain uses the hashtag #laundrywithlayne