- Clap :: Thunder
- Vision :: Test (I just made my 2021 appointment, so this is top of mind)
- Prone :: Susceptible
- Congratulate :: Celebrate
- Lean :: Right (My chiropractor told me that, because of my spinal stenosis, I'm unusually "right dominant")
- Thrill :: "of it all"
- Chrome :: Google
- Host :: Cell
- Learn :: Live and ...
Sunday, March 07, 2021
Here's a link to Mr. Clayton's writing and artwork.
2. How many TVs in your house? Two, living room and bedroom.
3. Do you put salt on watermelon? No.
4. Can you swim? Yes. I swim well and I enjoy it. Swimming on Christmas Day has been part of my Key West holiday celebrations, but last year I was unable to go because I was recovering from Covid 19. With a heart filled with hope, I just made my reservations for this Christmas. Here's the pool at Casa 325, where I anticipate my holiday dip will take place.
6. First car? Only car: a Chevy Impala.
7. Surgeries? Not today, but thank you for offering.
8. What do you drink in the morning? Ice water (or hot tea, depending on the season) and a glass of milk.
10. Can you change a tire? Nope.
11. Tattoos? Nope.
12. Do you wear sunglasses? I used to have quite a wardrobe of sunglasses, but I quit wearing them with advent of Covid. I've switched from my contacts to my glasses because I don't want to touch my eyes.
13. Do you have a phobia? I am freaking terrified of flying.
14. Do you have a nickname? Yes
15. Are you a picky eater? No. I can't tolerate spicy foods, but other than that, I'm good.
We all know someone like this. A year ago, they said Covid19 was overblown. During the first 6-9 months of the pandemic, they insisted that we should ignore Dr. Fauci and listen to "evidence over hysteria." That the corona virus is just like the flu. That they don't know anyone who has it. And even if they did catch it, hydroxychloroquine will "work just fine" because Trump says so. That it's been delightful to flout social distancing at restaurants with friends or at family gatherings.
Today it's different, isn't it? Now we all know someone who has had it. Some of us know people who died. A lot of the same people who complained about masks are now waiting in line to get the vaccine.
29 million Americans -- including me -- have been diagnosed with the corona virus. 524,000 Americans are dead. Heartbreaking. I'm sorry that so much tragedy has brought us here.
|The Harrises and the Bidens at the ceremony honoring Covid19 victims, 1/21|
I wish that, one year ago, we'd had national leadership that took a sober, serious approach to the corona virus. I wonder how many fewer cases we would have had.*
I'm still trying to make peace with this preventable tragedy. I saw a prayer for those who have died, and for those who are finally going to lead us out of this.
*Here's an article about last fall's Rose Garden superspreader event, written from a medical standpoint. Bad examples were set, and there were painful consequences. I hope everyone remembers this when they vote in 2022 and 2024.