Is this the end? I this the accumulation of all our bad habits and assumed necessities? We are seeing, these days, that our access to so much information is making it hard to determine legitimate information from ‘here say’ or theories. I, myself have many worries, from my family to just having spine surgery two weeks ago. I was lucky that all I was doing was healing anyway but I also spent two days in the hospital right before this Pandemic started. This situation is new to all of us and I wish more people would take it seriously and just wait it out for a few weeks. Either way it’s helping for everyone to isolate for a bit. I hope the effect is positive and, beyond recovery, can be the beginning of a new Eco-friendly trend. This virus seems to be attacking the weak or vulnerable, like natural selection.
This is just my opinion, but a frightening realization, all the same. They are reporting the best scenario for the country to be 100k to 200k Americans to die. I also keep hearing people compare this to the Flu, which takes about 50k-70k lives per year, and that’s just from what we know so far. I think we should treat this Kovid19 as it’s own monster. It’s seems to be much more aggressive and, if we are just starting to see it, the worst is yet to come. Look at Italy, almost a thousand deaths over night, multiplied by our numbers, it looks grim for us.
Stay home! Keep your family safe and at a distance from everyone if you can. Follow protocols if you have to be out. In my house my wife is the one who goes out but not our 3 year old daughter. My son works at Home Depot and it’s considered essential I guess? Luckily, he’s still in high school and works part time, but still has to sterilize as soon as he gets home. I’d rather he not go at all but it is what it is, hopefully he’s listening to me about distance and washing hands and such. Together I believe we can recover from whatever is still to come and create more awareness regarding our impact on the planet and each other. This shows the relationship between all mankind: WE ARE ALL HUMAN and we ALL affect each others lives.
If this particular situation doesn’t extinguish all passions, that any one race is better than another, I’m not sure what will. The world is changing before our eyes and as bad as this stay-home order seems to be, it’s a small price to pay, to keep my family safe. I hope more follow suit and we can show the world how strong, and together, our country is. Stay home if you can, appreciate the danger that some are exposed to to contain this virus, hold your family close. Keep a sense of humor about it but take it seriously and hope we can get passed this soon, and together.
Either way, I believe things may be a bit different after all this, as if it weren’t already tough enough to just exist, but we can make it a good thing if we want, just a bit different. Stay safe everyone, this too shall pass, and the future could be brighter than ever expected, or worse, that depends on us.
DAP written with love 3/30/20