Seriously people. How is that a thing?
Look, I get it. We all have lived in this new normal for almost a year. It SUCKS. I miss live theatre. I miss parties. I miss glim-glam events. I miss music venues. I miss indoor bars. I miss cities!
BUT I also watch enough NEWS and have had enough friends that are sick with this very real virus, to know that some of my selfish desires have to be in the back burner right now. 'Pandemic fatigue'!? Please. Just that alone makes me roll my eyes.
We are human beings - incredibly resilient species. Can we really not adapt to a year or two of living differently? Of socializing differently? Of eating home for a change?!
I don't know how things are felt in other places, but here in Los Angeles - I'm seeing this 'pandemic fatigue' everywhere. Restaurants have re-opened only as of yesterday and they are PACKED. And no, not many patrons are wearing masks in between biting or sipping.
Sure, you may say LA is doing slightly better that it did a couple of weeks ago, but with these new variants rolling out... we gotta stay diligent and get UNfatigued.
Maybe then we will actually beat this thing. (Enter deep looooong sigh....)
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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