The Corona Virus epidemic consumes the news. Television, radio, newspapers are almost totally covered with stories and admonitions.
We are told to stay at home, yet the beaches and parks are filled with people here in Corona del Mar, Ca. and all over the country. Young people are told to stay away from elders so they seem to believe this is a problem only for the elderly. Most of them if they get the virus will survive, some will not. How do we get them to understand that their lives will be changed for a long time if they do not follow what they are being told to do.
Doctors and other health care workers are risking their lives daily. People working in the markets and pharmacies are also risking their lives to help the rest of us. Restaurant workers, shop keepers, and other service workers are out of a job. Still, too many people are thinking only of themselves. They hoard, they gather in close groups, they are privileged and no one will tell them what to do or where they can go.
I know young people feel invincible. They think the old people will get sick and some die. Some of their friends will get sick and die also. The economy is suffering and will continue to suffer. Too many thoughtless people just don’t “get it.” They don’t seem to understand or perhaps care that in the long run it is their way of life that will change. No sports, no concerts, no school, etc. Life will be constrained for a long time if some continue to do as they please. Some of us will never recover financially.
My husband and I have been confined for two weeks. Some days are productive, cleaning and arranging files, doing those projects around the house we have put off, working in the garden. I don’t know how the next few weeks will be. We’re trying to make the best of it. Have a leisurely breakfast, talk and enjoy all the small things of life. We miss our friends and relatives. It’s one day at a time. We have much to learn through these times.
This is from Martin Luther writing about the plague.
Let us all do what is expected of us. Let us live with hope that our country will rise and join to do this as a nation. The preamble of our constitution says “We the People.” We are in this together. Like it or not it’s time to live up to our values and show the world we are united, that we care about each other.
Read this again. It’s the best.
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Good health and blessings, Bubbles