Yeah, So many people loving the great weather thought it a good idea to go to the beach, the parks and other places to get away from home. Problems is…
Just like we did and yes there were more people out than we expected or were comfortable with when we went out but guess what? The next day there were so many more that the police had to close off parking lots to those places in hopes of discouraging the crowds and masses that were tired of being cooped up.
There were so many people on the boardwalks and sand, that practicing social distancing became nearly impossible. But… no one turned away. So, closing off sections became necessary. They have now announced that there will be an $1,000 fine for those who don’t heed the crowd abatement rule!
It’s interesting, but people react in several ways. Those that thumb there nose and say, “by golly, no one tells me what to do”, there’s those who feel too much is being made of this and feel everyone is overreacting. There will be those frightened half to death and are trembling in their shoes and those who will draw inspiration from all this and vow to be more creative or more faithful. We will see those who believe it’s the end of the world and in some ways it just may be the end of the world as we know it. That it will have an impact on each individual, there’s no doubt.
One of the things noted on this mornings newscast is how many people are eliminating electronics and finding ways to engage with their families and children. They admit to major adjustments being made. Yes, they’re noticing some dissension and discovering how little they’ve been interacting with one another because of their busy schedules. Husbands, wives, children will find new ways to get along… I hope. So, yes we may start looking at things differently or… we may just go back to how things were.
In the meantime, communities are finding ways to stem the tide.
Our community has opened up our convention center with cots for the homeless in our community, so they will not be wandering the streets spreading the disease around. What they didn’t say and I want to know is, is it even impacting the homeless? I thought it was a travel related disease. We got it because someone traveled somewhere else and brought it here. I really don’t know the answer to that.
My doctor explained that it is called a “novel” virus because so much of it is an unknown. We don’t know what it will do next. We don’t know enough of it’s characteristics. Even though the news focuses on certain ages, it is affecting all. So, don’t tempt fate!
Now if that isn’t motivating enough… Please read this:
Obviously, I am not out and about, so my information is coming to via the news and other sources. I too, must do without and staying in. My husband makes a post office drop each day and if I need anything he stops at the grocery store to pick it up. The crowds are not what they once were, he says. Today, we took a short walk and only saw one person across the street.
Even my gardener is gone, grass is overgrown and we can’t mow because we have no lawnmower. I’m still hoping he will show since he really doesn’t need to be in contact with us or anyone else other than his partner brother. Of course, it has been raining. A lot. He has a partially started project in our backyard and a wheel barrow collecting water and we, suffer a weedy, muddy backyard and overgrown succulents that have all but consumed our padre statue. I’m not Catholic, but I believe it is a Saint that guards critters. We found it at a yard sale some years ago and thought it was cool.
We, in the meantime must wait for this to be over with. Everyday, we learn something new about this virus or we hear of another fatality. My hubby said he saw a stat that those numbers will start to grow exponentially. So, we wait.
What I think too, is that no matter what steps anyone in power does, when all is said and over and done with, the criticisms will be, they didn’t do enough or everyone overreacted. They will be damned if they do and damned if they don’t no matter what they do. Be kind.
So in the end, let’s be fair and considerate and do the best we can to help make this go away as quickly as possible.