Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1 - a friendship blossoms in the Big Apple in Frances and Me, by Quentin Fottrell:

Before the lockdown, we took weekly tap-dancing classes. We will continue them when this is over. The classes were her idea. As we line up in front of the mirror, she asks me, "So, Quentin, what color is your tutu today?" I usually describe the most ridiculous-sounding tutu. "Pink," I say, "with yellow ruffles." Frances is 95, and she is now blind. These days, we don't sit with each other in person, but we do read over the phone. Sometimes we listen to the cheers for the frontline workers...

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday mornings at 9.10 am, - listen back here.