12 weeks ago life was normal. We as humans went to work, had our fights, grocery shop, did yoga and put our kids to bed. The world was unstable then because of the mini wars and problems with climate change. Remember Greta? I felt then that the world was on a brink of a change due to the climate problems but I didn’t expect this!
A tiny little thing came into our lives. Not a cute little bunny nor a cute puppy everyone liked but a small and tiny virus that raised hell all over this world- coronavirus. It sounds like something you get when you have one too many last night.
Now the word of the month is isolate….
Going for a walk is like being a duck at a gun gallery game at a carnival. We sneak around buildings and alleyways for a minute of fresh air. If you see another person on your walk, you duck or hide behind a garbage bin or slide beside a door- remember its two feet apart today or was it three metres yesterday or is it one metre tomorrow for social distancing?
When did toilet paper and paper towels become gold in our communities? Tell me because I missed that memo and didn’t get the gold coupon. One half box of tissues and four rolls of toilet paper is what I got and if people don’t let go of the hoarding, I might have to do a house to house search!
I walked downtown last Sunday as it was a nice day. It was eerie and painfully still. No cruise ships in the docks, no cars, no people and I waited to hear a film director call out: “It’s a wrap!” No director called it out and there was no crowd running back into the streets to continue their day.
Our world is for me different but the same, it is surreal. I feel like I am here but I see the news on TV and all of the sudden I realize that everything is out of whack. I really don’t have the words for it. I think it is more of a feeling. Scared…bored….anxious……worried…….out of sync……feel out of realty….
What are you feeling right now? Some people think it is the end of us. I don’t think so. If it was, I think that the all mighty would make it a lot faster for all and I assume there would be lights and music. Why make us panic with pure fear when He can make us just lie down and close our eyes with soft music and with a beautiful light show? Some might think this virus can help decrease the population or thinning the herd as I like to say it. Before this virus, our population was going over the seven billion mark which is huge for our earth to take. Maybe it is our earth’s way of saying to much?
When we turn the big machines back on after the virus is over, maybe we need to rethink about our climate and our (old?) way of life? Could this be the time to slow things down and start anew? Let start by equaling the rich and the poor? Something to think about as we isolate our families one more day… How about real climate change as we restart our communities and society?
I think this virus will change us as humans in a different way, a better way, in a cleaner way. I have a slight feeling that hand cleaners and hand sanitizers will become a part of us. Like car keys, tissues and family pictures in our wallets. Anything that kills germs, virus and fungi will rule and it won’t matter what it smells like! We might buy barrels of it and spend nights drizzling it into small purse size containers for our kid’s backpacks! Gel, foam, thick, thin, white, green, biodegradable, non-toxic, alcohol-with, alcohol-without, with water, without water and the list goes on.
But right now we need to isolate so stay close to your bed mate and keep your kids healthy and remember to stay away from strangers who want to sell you hand cleaners from their cars!