When you write about meditation and discuss thoughts, it is usually what to do with them while you are meditating. But for this blog, I am just going to wing it, and discuss my thoughts, about the last 3 weeks. It has been that long, since I have written anything on the blog. It has been a very strange time in our history, and time does march on however, no matter how mundane the days feel. The days just seem to roll into one another, with the weather not being that great, with a few nice days thrown in. I feel that the world is standing still, and that’s kind of the way I feel, just kind of muddling along, in this world of sheltering in place. There are lots of ways people are trying to express themselves, about the pandemic, and are feeling various emotions. They range from being anxious, to fearful, frustrated, angry, and depressed. I just kind of feel numb, through the whole experience. Like anytime in one’s life, there are always ups and downs, and this is no exception. Let’s take a closer look at those ups and downs.
On the upside, I have Facetimed with my grand kids twice weekly, over the last 6 weeks, which is much more than we ever had in the past. While this not like seeing them in person, it is pretty cool, and everybody seems to be doing all right, and is staying healthy. I don’t know when I will be flying out there again, but hopefully by mid summer. I have watched some shows, that I would have probably never seen, if it was not for the pandemic. I have been able to walk more. I have gone into West Virginia, where the golf courses are open, and played 4 rounds of golf. My game is still pretty good, despite the long lay off. I am cooking more, and have made 3 batches of chocolate chip cookies. I am meditating longer and feeling some benefit. I have enjoyed watching some old sporting events. We have been able to get all the food and basic products that we need. It’s like any situation, things could be a lot worse.
Now for the downside, which is easier to see and express. The biggest thing is the uncertainty, and despite the social distancing ,the possibility of getting sick. It is more worrisome for me, of giving the disease, than getting the disease. I know there is a lot of uncertainty about the disease, but I think the media really does not help our concerns. They feel the need to spread fear and panic rather than find out some answers. Here are two questions I would like to have answers. How did the Corona Virus get into a pork plant in South Dakota? I understand how it spread, but how did it get in? Maybe some spring break people brought it back from Florida. The second question is, who are the health officials that the governor of Georgia claims he is listening to, that allows him to open his state up to just about every business. Would some one please interview these people. For the first time in our history we are using humans for guinea pigs for controlled studies. That is essentially what is going on in Georgia, and will happen in Las Vegas if the casinos open. This by far, will be the most interesting two weeks of the pandemic. Will Georgia pay the price for reopening too soon, or will the explosion of the disease not happen in two weeks. The people of Georgia are going to be the Corona lab mice, whether they want to be or not. I want to see who is going to be the first person to get the Corona Vaccine. I nominate Bill Gates since he seems to feel that you can fast track a vaccine. This will be the most interesting and possibly scary 6 months in the history of the world. All I can say is lets hope that Trump does not think there is a nuclear cure for the Corona Virus. Hopefully my writing brain will perk up in the next few days and I will blog something in under 3 weeks.
4 Replies to “Meditation: Thoughts”
I think you share the concerns of many. In Canada, we are struggling with our own way ahead and in some areas it is working. I realize our population is 10 times smaller than yours and we are spread out much farther, but there needs to be a conscious effort to #stayhome and #flattenthecurve. I do not know for sure, but all data indicates that a fast approach to relaxing the restrictions will cause more harm than good. All I am trying to do is my own part to keep my loved ones and those around me safe. I guess that is all we can do.
You are right that we don’t know for sure, but thanks to the Georgia experiment we are about to find out.
Vet, looks like I’m not the only one crossing state lines to play golf. Tis the beauty of the federal system of government. At least we’re retaining some freedoms while this thing plays itself out.
Stay strong. Stay safe.
Thanks. You too Brian. Pa. courses are opening on Friday so we will see how that goes. Georgia will be the key.