"Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible. But in the end they always fall." ~ Mahatma Ghandi
There, that how I feel about the current situation in the United States. That is, aside from the Covid-19 Pandemic that many still think are not a big deal.
And to those that say it is not a big deal, how would they feel if/when it effects them or a family member. And that family member is wiped from the face of the earth. Or a person contracts Covid and they are a Long Hauler with life long issues.
The best my husband can hope for, is to avoid contracting Covid for as long as possible and hope for better treatments. Or as he said to me. Let me go if I get it.
I'm taking this time this fall and winter to appreciate our close relationship and friendship. Our future is never certain nor is it written in stone.
218,000 lives gone in how many months? Seven? Eight?
Don't live in fear or let Covid run your life.
I hear that often.
But I also don't drive without caution, I wear a seatbelt.
I ride my equine with a helmet.
I ride my bicycle safely.
I live my life responsibly because if I am gone, who is left to take care of my husband?
I consider his life to be precious to me. I like his company even when we don't agree on things.
I love his aphasia from his stroke, he comes up with mixes of words that make absolute sense. I love his humor. I love his company even though he can drive me crazy.
So go to your bars, flaunt your maskless faces. Live your life as you may. But don't ask me to be sorry if the big Covid comes into your life and causes pain and suffering.
I can't believe I wrote that. But there it is.
As someone said, "It is what it is."
I don't think I can ever use that line again without some sense of horror and disgust.
Life is Precious.