I first tested positive for COVID-19 in March. I am still recovering — struggling with weekly relapses of sore throat, restricted breathing and memory fog. Daily walks in Los Angeles’ Elysian Park are crucial to my slow and uneven healing process. These walks help to rebuild my lung capacity and lift my spirit. I only carry my mask, water and phone. Reminders of the pandemic are everywhere. The park is marked by people’s protection and affection, care and pleasure.