Where did 2020 go?

The year 2020 is almost over, just 2 and a half months and it is a new year again. This one has been a weird one. It started out great, peaceful. You could go anywhere in the world if you wanted. Then late winter, early spring Corvid 19 hit the world hard. Doesn’t matter where it started, it became a pandemic almost overnight. Everyone was told stay home, don’t go out, stores were closed, businesses were closed some never to open again. Seniors were the hardest hit, both with the virus and isolation from family and friends. It wasn’t going to last long, the American President said, he was going to cure it, not to worry. But the rest of the world wore masks, kept distance, don’t gather in large crowds. It is now the middle of October and the second wave has hit harder than the first, now it is not only seniors who are affected but all ages, the youth, the school children who are returning to school after a summer of not being able to be with their friends. The only way I see to slow this pandemic is to do as our medical specialists tell us. Wear masks, especially the cute homemade ones. They seem create a smile under the other wearers own masks. Stay six feet apart, wash your hands as often and needed and use the sanitizers in the stores. Stay home if you feel unwell. Only go out when you absolutely have to. Lets get our world back to normal as soon as is medically possible. Personally this pandemic has not affect me. I don’t know anyone who has had it, died from it or survived it. It has kept me from getting dressed up and going to church Sunday mornings and socializing with other members of my spiritual home. It has made it mandatory for me to understand the computer better. Get on Zoom for instance is new for me. I had never heard of Zoom before. By figuring out how to do that I can at least see and talk to my spiritual family. With the telephone I can talk to family members who are out of my personal safety bubble and friends who don’t have computers. Yes there are still a few people who do not have computers or don’t have the at home for personal use because they use them all day at work but now that work is done at home. Okay I don’t come here often but that is mostly because I don’t have much to say. Right now I will say the year of 2020 will go down in history as the year of the Coronavirus pandemic. It might even beat the bubonic plague in 1347 which killed a third of Europe’s population and the Small Pox epidemic. That was only a epidemic not a pandemic.

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