Image by Lynne Sachs
Text by Didi Goldenhar
2 min., 2020
“The Clapping” evokes the inside-out of our lives in May 2020, sheltering in place during Covid-19’s first wave. In solitude, we relish nature’s symphony – shimmering rain and splish-splash of thunderstorm – while longing for the hustle-bustle of performance and more populous times.
remember my black pleated skirt?
Friday, meet you at the corner
a quick slice before the theater –
Hamlet played by a woman
Gertrude’s very red dress
the crush at intermission
then such applause
such applause, the clapping
how we rushed to catch the F train
laughing in the downpour with others