Today I mall walked, but not with my usual companions. S had out-of-town family visiting and C had a back problem that wouldn’t be helped by some loops in the mall. So I went by myself.
But not exactly alone. I brought my antiquated iPod, the one I rarely use anymore. I hit the “Shuffle” button and got reacquainted with Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, Rod Steward, and others my age. I don’t know what they listen to when they mall walk, but I enjoyed their companionship immensely. Even the late Pete Seeger came along, and we all overcame together.