Coronavirus (Covid19) has spread rampantly throughout the world. I have been practicing social distancing for over a month as a result of Covid19. I am tired of staying at home but realize how important it is to stop the spread of the virus. It has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. Almost every place is closed except for grocery stores, banks, gas stations, and pharmacies. Restaurants are closed except for drive thru or carryout. The conspiracies are popping up in the social media with more and more followers. Is this an intentional biohazard that went awry? Are we victims of a bioweapon? Is this Trump’s way to boost his campaign by seeing the end of this right before the elections in November? Is this the way to control population? Who do we blame?
Fears are ubiquitous and we are reminded of this pandemic as we go to the store and see everyone donning masks and gloves noticing lines of tape on the floors by the checkout lanes 6 feet apart. We must stand 6 feet apart.
I miss seeing peoples’ smiles and being able to hug my friends and family, I have been very worried as to what is best for Mother Earth and her inhabitants. I worry that she may have given up on us humans. Animals are reclaiming cities such as lions sleeping on roads in South Africa, deer are walking down the middle of the streets in Colorado, birds are filling the skies with their elegant flights, and their sweet songs.
As for myself I let my fears take over and became more hopeless. I got sucked into the conspiracies but had to stop. I was becoming depressed, hopeless, and angry. I am aware of the negative possibilities but need to listen to those that are hopeful and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The new normal will give people affordable options to alternative energy, recycling, earth friendly ways of transportations. The waters will continue to be clear and beautiful and sea life will flourish. The air will be free of pollutions. Our life styles will demonstrate our values. We will have the well being of the environment as primary in our day to day living. We will see businesses incorporating more Earth friendly practices. Praise, rewards and recognition will be given to ones who live authentically and compassionately and not to those having the most money, the biggest houses, and the newest cars.
I went to be tested for coronavirus and can’t get the images out of my head of the lines of endless cars, national guard with masks instructing where to go. Seeing the white tents and people inside with hazmats suits gives me the feeling that I must be in a scary science fiction movie. I was relieved to learn I did not have the virus.
Finally, I feel those people who keep smiling, seeing the goodness in almost everything, and still have their sense of humor are good role models.
I need to continue smiling, laughing, and trusting that life will be better when we have a vaccine for this virus and this pandemic will be in the past.
Stay safe and hopeful!!