Unless you’ve been in a coma or on a thirty day silent meditation retreat, I think everybody pretty much now knows that the world has changed, and literally almost overnight. I woke-up last Friday morning to learn that California (my home state) had been shut down by order of our Governor. Say What? I’ve lived in California all my life, and it’s been open all the time 24/7. Things are getting serious! I now have to practice “social distancing”. Wash my hands before I eat, after I eat, before I touch anything, and after I touch something. I’m washing my hands so much , I even wash them after I let a fart.
I don’t know about you, but I’m taking all this shit very seriously. The Wife and I drastically changed our behavior and curtailed all of our public and social activities. My gym has closed. We don’t go to ‘Dollar Tuesday” at the local theater ( one uncovered cough could take-out all the Social Security recipients attending) and we don’t have friends over for dinner. Nobody comes in our house and we don’t touch anyone!
Pretty drastic measures. But hey, we’re 73 years old and statically in the high-risk group; but thankfully without pre-existing conditions. I’m not at all comforted by what comes out of the mouth of our President, who at first denied the outbreak (yet another hoax), then minimized it (oh yea you can still go to work), makes excuses for the total lack of preparedness (I’m not responsible) and now wants it over and done with so the economy can rebound and he be re-elected (we’re doomed!).
On the plus side: The Planet is getting a much needed break from pollutants and green house gases, what with airplanes not flying, folks not traveling and much less oil being consumed. People may be forced to get down to the basics and come to find what’s really important in their lives.
Stay healthy, Be safe. And keep in mind: This is not the end of the world.