Having Covid running through my veins is a bizarre experience:
First, it is a relief.
For nearly two years I was in sustained panic over this mysterious virus that has caused havoc on the wold, and finally I KNOW in my body what it feels like. The mystery is gone and it is somewhat settling, relieving, calming the fear away.
Second, it is strange.
The sensations of body aches and sudden fatigue are unlike anything I have experienced before. They are very mild for me, but still - strange nonetheless....
They make me wonder on the conversation happening in my body right now, between my immune system in all its might taking down the tenacious Omicron peeking at me from the inside.
Third, it is concerning.
Not really for my own health - I feel confident in my immune system given I am vaccinated and boosted. But it is concerning given so many people are experiencing this and it evolves into a full blown life threatening disease. It has killed 5.5 million people worldwide! The same or similar virus that is my body right now! Concerning, for sure. Knowing that so many are still unvaccinated against this potentially life threatening disease is concerning, and aggravating.
So, one mantra I keep running in my head as I live through the relieving, strange, concerning experience:
'My Body Is My Temple'
And so, I am grateful to occupy its sacred grounds, and I am so grateful for its godly strength. Here's to you, Body. Here's to you...
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.
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