Most betting men and women believe that we WILL face a second COVID Wave. I’m no contrarian on that wager.
A rowing compadre (of our “at risk” demographic), who survived COVID’s first wave offered that his recovery was “spooky.” And, he’d surely like to know if his exposure limits or eliminates another bout. Oy.
This SARS-like virus, with unlimited UNKNOWNS far exceeds any knowns that experts or plebes like me have to project our futures. I do trust some wavy numbers – for better or worse.
- I am fortunate for living in a warm, open-spaces of suburbia, sunny clime which, to some degree, hinders this danged microbe and its viral spreading.
- I am fortunate that my livelihood, though cyclically diminished, is “there” and that it can be reconstituted. Sure, ZOOM fatigue lingers. Yet, digitized time with exercise clients is vastly superior that nil time without them! I can, and do wave, by the way. Time will tell if more physical expressions of simpatico will be approved after clampdown. Bro hugs? Fist bumps? After my upbringing, I may miss good ‘ol fashioned handshakes. But …
- One might offer that I am fortunate for having Caucasian skin, a middle-class socioeconomic stance, and a semi-affluent zip code as home. I can walk barefoot on our lawn as a masked man, intangibly sensing those low frequency, soothing waves from tierra firma . That is right, Earthing, as one NIH report mentioned. “Emerging scientific research supports the concept that the Earth’s electrons induce multiple physiological changes of clinical significance, including reduced pain, better sleep, a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and a blood-thinning effect. Now, those are waves that interest me MORE than COVID undulations!
- Statisticians share than ~ 3/4th of all COVID fatalities are older people – like me. I suppose that I will wave to galavanting folks without their masks in days ahead. Distanced waving when Medicare-aged folks maintain their lockdown while others don’t. I remember the Platinum Rule, after all. And I believe in our consumer-based economy that must return to some higher level of “normalcy”. After all, human nature is what it is. The SHOW MUST GO ON:
- “The show must go on
- The show must go on
- I’ll face it with a grin
- I’m never giving in
- On with the show”
Queen’s 1991 Innuendo Show with lyrics by Bryan May & Freddie Mercury.
Wouldn’t it be special to wave Goodbye to crown-shaped microscopic droplets, cytokine storms, social distancing and WFH isolations?
In this 13 weeks of meanwhile, suspended animation, let’s wave our Flags for NEVER Giving In. Freddie Mercury would like that.
Keep smiling, waving and boost your immunity with exercise, sleep, Vitamin D, barefooted walks, humor. Your Koach approves your waving of middle fingers as “birds” at unseen bugs.