Still those Covid days. Sigh... They are NOT over. All I need is to be in a room full of people and hear that distinct cough and I freak the F out. 'Someone has Covid here!' 'Where's my mask!?' 'Let's get the F out of here!' And this is from somebody who is vaccinated AND boosted AND had the Omicron variant only two months ago. Shouldn't I feel like a superwoman right now!?
Well, I don't. Two years of Covid has made me and so many others feel on edge anytime a sneeze is heard, or a cough is being spectacularly expressed or when I glance at the always daunting Covid cases charts that never seem to look promising.
We are all having a collective trauma around Covid. STILL. Two years and counting SINCE.
To help each other through this, we must LISTEN, be an ANCHOR. Stay vigilant yet also be a shoulder to loved ones. And wear those masks! One day, I hope you truly would NOT NEED THEM ANYMORE. That will be when Covid days will finally be over.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman