Monday, April 20, 2020
Your Thoughts on the Year of the Plague.
Most of mine are positive as I do love my own company and my own activities and am not one for small talk and fluffy social gatherings that involve bingo and cards and darts, etc.
The down thoughts are as follows:
Not seeing my daughter as much as I normally do. Especially on Saturday which was her birthday.
Not seeing my niece and her little ones.
I miss going out for coffee with friends.
I miss meals out.
I miss theatre and other live cultural events.
I dislike the hit or miss quality of my grocery deliveries.
I fret about the cavalier and careless visitors without masks or gloves entering my building, cleverly evading our superintendent who is trying to police the building from such violations.
On the other hand, on the weekend, I watched a large family of young adults and children performing a dance in the front lawn of my building all wearing masks and gloves to entertain a grandparent watching from her window.
I also think (but not depressively I hasten to add) - is this all there is? Are these my final days on planet earth? What happens if people start dying in my building?
And large thoughts: what happens if there is an entire economic collapse. How will elders survive without pensions or savings and in possible ill health?
Have at it.