This photo was taken last February during one
of those wicked cold spells.
I was going for a walk.
I did not have trouble breathing,
I did not have any issues at all.
Let's begin with the news ...
The Mask Mandate has been issued by our Wisconsin Governor.
It didn't take very long before Facebook locals began copying and pasting anti mask movement memes and snippets.
My question is, IF you are so against protecting others and have reasons, don't use a meme, don't copy and past.
Write it out in words, make others understand how hard it is to wear a mask....how your not wearing one makes sense.
I want to know.
Is it hard to breathe if you have asthma? Rich has severe COPD. He wears a mask, he has gotten used to it after those first times of wearing it and feeling uncomfortable.
And guess what?
He can even fit a nose cannula under it! Yup.
But perhaps there is a good reason and I am all for that.
If a person is so health compromised that they cannot wear a mask, what can we do instead?
Wear a bandanna?
My Grandson visiting on 4th of July
the bandanna enables him to
chat and even
look like a little villan!
Is it against your religion?
Is it against your morals?
Is it too difficult to remember to wear one?
What rights are being infringed upon?
are people retaliating against someone telling us what to do?
But wait. Here is another issue being tossed around.
This virus is a hoax. Only a few people die from it.
And you know what?
My answer to that is simple.
I guess it doesn't matter unless you or someone close to you dies from Covid-19.
Or gets very ill.
I can remember the time when I went somewhere and a friend would tell me that they couldn't meet up with me because they had a cold and didn't want to spread it.
Yup. Remember when we were considerate to each other?
This mask thing? It is no different.
Because truly each person walking around near another does not necessarily know if they have this virus.
I'm not going to yell or try to shame people into wearing a mask, or following a mandate.
But I am going to follow all reasonable steps to try and keep Covid-19 out of our house.
The other night I awakened with a heart pounding start.
What would my life feel like without my husband?
What happens if I die from this? Who takes care of him?
And then as I watched the sun rise this morning and thought about life and death...I realized that when I die, how I die...it will only be a blip on the tiny radar of life.
I think I'll put a mask on and do my shopping for the next two weeks.
This winter could be long.