We're facing a new reality out there.
Everything feels like a never ending nightmare right now, I admit that.
From the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed the new virus is stuck in my thoughts. I am trying not to think about it constantly but it is impossible not to.
I cannot help but worry.
I worry about my parents, my aunt, Peter’s dad. I worry about Peter and I worry about Karolina. Karolina won’t get any income since the bars and restaurants in Los Angeles will be closed for the time being.
Neither can she do background work, or anything along those lines.
SO, I worry about her not getting any money, and I worry about her being sick and being so far away. One can say, I worry about everything right now.
The black corona cloud above us is thick at the moment.
We are all under the same black cloud right now. We are ALL together in the same reality.
Never would I have thought that something like this would happen in my life time. Sure, call me naive, but really … NO, I never, ever could have imagined this scenario.
HOW are you ALL doing?
HOW do you feel?
HOW are you coping?
Do you have everything you need at home?
It will be impossible for me NOT to write about covid-19 as we are going forward.
The virus occupies my thoughts all the time. The same goes for all of you, I am sure.
I will try to write about other things as well. I. Will. Try.
On the brighter side, nature is tremendously beautiful right now. I am thankful for that, at least. Nature is totally unaware on what’s going on in the human world.
The birds are chirping, the trees are blossoming, the spring is springing and the deer are grazing.
Saturday walk in Reston. Cherry blossoms and forsythias.
Pretty soon these pink magnolias will be in full bloom.
This tree is already at peak! How lovely.
Yesterday morning here in my neck of the woods. So lovely. Thank you nature for being there.
Peter and I spent the weekend taking walks.
And, we were doing some food shopping as well.
YES, we do have plenty of toilet paper at home ;-) Plenty of food and that is good.
The store was OK both Friday and Sunday.
I am trying to find solace in nature. I am also trying to watch a lot of light weight shows on Netflix, HGTV and the likes.
If I start to watch the news, I get into a funk.
SO I avoid that, I get that info online. From my favorite sources, CNN, Washington Post and the Swedish daily paper, Dagens Nyheter.
I try to avoid reading too much about this on Facebook.
The Bradford peer trees are majestic by the moment. I love these trees!!
We have all learned some new sayings over the weekend.
Words that did not mean a thing last Tuesday. What a difference a week makes.
But these have now come to be words to live by:
-Social Distancing. Avoiding being in bigger groups. And no, you will NOT find me at a bar or in a restaurant any time soon (they will probably close down soon anyway). Neither would I attend bigger private parties or the likes. Social distancing IS the new reality.
-Flatten the curve. You should do everything you can in order to stop the virus, stay at home, avoid crowds, wash your hands, help the elderly, help people in need. IF you feel like you’re getting a cold, do not go outside AT ALL.
In other words, do everything you can to flatten the curve.
-Stay the fuck home. Yes, that is a new saying, and hashtag on social media. Self explanatory, stay the fuck home.
Goes the EFF without saying these days.
People, THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!
I am ending this post with,
WASH YOUR HANDS!!!