I find myself thinking about all kinds of things. Mainly, who or what is responsible for the Covid-19 outbreak! I want to blame someone or something.
I started with the Chinese, and moved on to the Russians--the usual boogeymen. They must have been in cahoots with others. Could we have had a hand in it? And what are the politicians doing in our absence?
Or is it that just my Trump induced paranoia with his penchant for scapegoating?
I feel that our way of life is evaporating. I think, and say, that the world has suffered a stroke because every part of society has seized up; if we're not careful we'll start to atrophy.
As a stroke survivor, I can tell you the things we need to do if we want to survive. First, attend to your heartbreak. There is devastating shock, great fear, loss, disappointment, sadness and denial all around the world from this ongoing event. Everyone is on unsure footing.
For the time being, hunker down. Don't stick your head out until you feel confident the coast is clear. Hay moros en la costa? Social distance and fortify yourself with vitamins, herbs and wholesome foods, scrubbed hands, meditation and prayer, just in case.
As soon as you are ready, get therapy. Talk to your support team, friends and family, in order to overcome the trauma. There are plenty of professionals out there who will be eager to help during this crisis for cheap.
When the dust settles a bit, consider job training and support groups that help you adjust to the new reality and a changed economy. Find out what it's going to look like and how you fit in. There will be new opportunities.
For us older folks, we can provide an experienced, reassuring hand that can guide us through. Provided we have not lost all credibility with younger generations due to our inaction on more existential threats such as climate change and opioids.
Last of all, be open to help whatever form it takes.
I think that the Grim Reaper is licking his chops and preparing another harvest. Please take precautions and follow the advice of public safety by self isolating.
There's got to be a way for human beings to avoid injury or death. We each need to demonstrate, as President Harry Truman wrote in 1945, the fortitude, resourcefulness and calm judgment necessary to carry out the task.