Quotes for the New Year

Good grief, it’s finally here. The 2020 that we looked forward to so hopefully, turned out to be a disaster. COVID, the Pale Horse of the Apocalypse has stampeded through the world.

Trump continued to make an ass of himself, dragging the country along behind with adulation from over 70 million voters.

Too many of our close friends passed away. This can be normal at our age but is never easy. Divorces where we never expected them.

Fires in the west, floods in the east. Black people still killed with what looks like impunity. Selfish people who thought wearing a mask to protect themselves and others had something to do with their freedom. Probably the same ones who hoarded toilet paper. Which tells me something …full of s—.

We did elect a new president who seems like a good man. No porn stars and ex-wives. He actually attends church, doesn’t pose with a bible after tear gassing people in his way.

So here we are hopeful again. We’ll get the virus under control. Move back into international respect. Work toward Real civil rights. Let’s live with the mantra, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

If we don’t start to care about each other, I fear this year we’ll be quoting Dorothy Parker, “What fresh hell is this?”

The end of 2020

Have we ever seen anything like this year. I hope we never see it again. I do think Covid is not over. I can’t believe people can’t stay home for two to three weeks so we all can get back to whatever normal was. Many of my friends are still gathering and eating out. Why don’t they understand that 3 weeks would be hard for businesses,but a year of this would be disastrous?

I’d been doing pretty well until the last week. As a writer, I am solitary a lot, but Zoom isn’t saving me. If we care about each other and want this to end, we will mask up when we go out and not gather with family who does not live with us.

I want to hug my Grandies and my kids, but I care about them and they care about us. I want to live to see the end of this shit show and gather again in joy with all of us present and well. Stay the heck home, why can’t you?

I was told that I can’t control others. By their ignoring the science,not wearing masks and gathering for parties they are controlling all of us. This sickness will continue and we will have to stay home to stay alive.

Some have to risk their lives and go to work. Others cry “freedom,” freedom to infect those who must work and their grandparents and other people. Thanks to the Dr.s and nurses who have to take care of those who are fighting for their lives.

How in the hell has this become a political issue? A Republican congressman just died. Did he die from a political sickness? Where are the people in this country who care about all of us instead of a political issue.

Are we that selfish, that spoiled? Do we think there is no one else in the world? The hospital ICU’s are full of political sickness. Please, do you have to wait until someone in your family dies until you inconvenience yourself and STAY HOME.