The Storm Before The... CALM?
The first lockdowns here in LA happened the week of March 14th 2020, and they were the unofficial-sort-of-official entry to Covid days. It is now December 28th 2020. That is... 291 days of living in a semi lockdown state. (If I did the count correctly. But it's really like 47,800 days so who cares!?)
So here we are less then a year after our lives changed drastically (or not, to some lucky ones) and the vaccines have arrived in phenomenal record time. It is truly a scientific achievement that many of the greatest achievements of our times pale in comparison to. To all my anti-vaxxers friends out there - without getting to much into that whole debate because who's got time for that time-sucker - I'd only say... YOU GUYS ARE MISSING OUT ON CELEBRATING THIS EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT!!! Sure - always test test TEST to be safe - HELL YES to that - but vaccines are a frickin' miraculous incredible scientific achievement and I will happily take the Covid vaccine the moment I am offered to. And, um, no - big pharma is not putting a chip in my brain with them and NO Bill Gates is not behind it! (insert eye roll emoji here).
But I digress...
At this intense stage of the Covid era, we are seeing both Covid surge in so many countries including the U.S, and finally a long-awaited sense of HOPE. There is a literal storm from coast to coast, hospitals are filled to capacity in Los Angeles and many other cities, death count is rising by the day breaking records after records, and I can't help but think...: Is this the storm before the calm!?
I HOPE SO. We could all use a more CALM 2021.
Happy New Year, and good riddance 2020.
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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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