not with a bang

Day five, and I can’t help but think that maybe, drama queens as we are, overestimated the apocalypse. It’s possible that T.S. Elliot saw the whimper way before any of those multi-million dollar movies that expected the bang. Maybe it’s just apathy. We’re so apathetic that we just let it happen. I see people fighting back, which is beautiful, I see people giving hope in these incredibly trying times (I’ve watched the video of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor more times than I care to admit), I see people trying to organize and help.

I also see so many people ignoring the science, going out in crowds when it’s so obvious that that is not safe. I see people call this a hoax. I see our government failing. Isn’t that the behavior we expected, both the best and the worst of humanity. That’s what we’re seeing now.

Now I’m not saying that this is the end, I’m not delusional, nor with I’m saying it’s going to feel more and more like this if drastic change doesn’t happen. I’m saying that we may have drastically overestimated what it’s going to feel like until those last few years. We need to change some shit.

I walk every day, alone with a mask, very far from people. I now have a little cough, I’m not out of my two weeks quarantine from working, so I’m being a little extra cautious. I’m staying away from my folks, wearing a mask in common areas. I’m walking at times when there is no one out. I need the fresh air though. I think it’s just a cold or allergies, because of course now, probably for years to come every little cough cold is going to be cause for some panic.

So keep staying safe. I love you. I need you here, so listen to the scientists.

And listen to the Doctor, she’s probably the only one who loves humanity more than we do.

“Be kind, even kinder than you were yesterday, and I know you were super kind yesterday. Look out for each other, you won’t be the only one worried. Talking will help. Sharing will help. Look out for your friends, your neighbors, people you hardly know, and family. In the end, we’re all family.”

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