I’ve recently traveled back to my home state, having lived in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for about eight years. You would think that living on the most remote location on the planet would accustom oneself to the possibility of being isolated from the rest of the world, and for some, it does. For other’s; however, interaction with people is a necessary and a must way of life. We all need each other, whether in small select doses or in large ways among friends and family in our homes, our work and public places.
The pandemic has challenged us all in this regard. Loners, and I speak of them in a good way, myself included, enjoy quiet time to live and do those things that bring meaning to life. I do; however, need others in my life, to share spaces, to love and to learn, to grow in minds ways that allow me to understand the full meaning of life. Of course, we never really get it completely, but if we are willing to be open and try and do, life is very beautiful.
What is trying to me in this time, is to watch in disbelief how groups of people in towns, cities, states and countries, buck the science that has proven itself over and over again. Consider gravity for example. Science tells us that a force, we cannot see, is present and will pull us toward the earth like a magnet. We therefore don’t step off a cliff, expecting to go about our day in the usual way.
The pandemic is no different. We know how the virus behaves. We know how to avoid its cliff. We should not be stepping out into the streets until the risk of spread is over.
The governor of my home state is an excellent leader. She has experience and capabilities to do right by the people, but for some reason, and she is not alone, she continues to walk the line and challenge the science, hoping that people will do the right thing. Of course, not everyone will and the spread continues. She is almost onboard with the science.
A friend of mine reminded me of the saying , “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” and this is so true for so many of us.
Without a lockdown
the virus will never go away.
We can only hope that the virus will eventually burn itself out, and not continue to bring suffering and pain to those around us, but if I had my druthers, I would ask everyone to stay home and wait out the storm. We all know this will work.
We got this-
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