Deja vu, anyone?!?
Ugh, Omicron. The latest episode in the never ending season of 'Covid-19.'
Instant panic and lockdowns are happening worldwide, 'coming soon to your city!' days before the Christmas holiday. And not just any Christmas holiday - the Christmas holiday after a year without an in person gathering - so millions will be reuniting with families this year, despite this very real threat.
UGH! My 'Covid fatigue' has morphed into Covid ANGER! But who do I get angry at? The virus? The anti vaxx?? The whole world???
Anger, frustration and rage should have a target to aim at, and I am really unsure what or who my target is here. Sure, the anti vaxx is an easy target to get mad at. And believe me, I AM. But no matter how many anti vaxxers I'll troll on social media - most of them are firm in their beliefs and new variants don't seem to change that. And with all my frustration with the anti vaxx community -- I gotta respect their defiance. No... actually I don't. Scrap that. They deserve nothing but my frustration! But my frustration - as award winning as it may be - will not turn them into vaccinated members of society.
So who do I get mad at? The virus? The virus is impressive AF. It actually to some extent united the world. Nothing or no one has ever done that except for money, of course. Money was the only belief everyone in the world agreed upon. And now Covid is the world's problem. And no matter how differently countries handle the crisis - it is a worldwide global crisis. The first real world crisis. If we want to ignore the impending doom of the environment due to climate change.
So, who do I actually get mad at here?!?
The answer may make me even more mad, but it's a simple one: No one. And nothing.
Life isn't owed to us and isn't controlled by us. Things simply happen. And our feelings about them - yay or nay - DON'T CHANGE IT.
So if you need to have a good cry - go at it.
If you need to scream into a pillow - you go girl.
If you need to talk to your therapist or best friends, do that.
Because tomorrow - you better be fighting this omicron hassle with all your remaining might and boosted spirirt!
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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