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The Aug. 20 article “Despite rainy season’s end, summer chilled by COVID-19” was really impressive. The spread of the novel coronavirus has prevented us from participating in routine summer events such as festivals, fireworks displays, climbing Mount Fuji and swimming in the sea in the areas around Tokyo. Summer fun time is naturally reduced. However, when it comes to increasing infections and then burdening medical service workers further, it’s better to avoid the three Cs: closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings.

Instead, we need to find other ways to spend this summer. I enjoy watching some summer flowers and trees, while strolling nearby. Sunflowers, taller than me, are keeping a kind eye on me. Crape myrtles, fully blooming, encourage us to live with power and energy. Also, people who like cooking or eating will receive pleasure and satisfaction from a great variety of seasonable food. In addition, colorful dishes will be healthier. Watching preliminary games of the senior high school baseball tournament provides avid fans with exciting and passionate moments as well.

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