I know most of our minds are sashaying back and forth between dwelling on this unprecedented happening as well as not wanting to think, write, or talk about it anymore.
Well, I happen to run out of books to read last night and picked up one out of a box that used to belong to my oldest grand daughter. It's called "The Fifth Wave" - an apocalyptic novel to be sure written by Rick Yancey.
An excerp from the back:
"After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd wave, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd wave, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one."
OK... definitely not one of my 'feel good' reads. But as I started it out of desperation to read something it did a fairly good job of 'grabbing' me. It seems to be written from the prospective of a young girl trying to survive... and it gives her thoughts (which are kind of funny and very human).
An example: as she's slipping through the gas station at dusk in search of supplies and water...
"Why people grabbed the beer and soda, the cash from the registers, and safe, the rolls of lottery tickets, but left two pallets of drinking water was beyond me. What were they thinking? It's an alien apocalypse! Quick, grab the beer?"
Sound vaguely familiar? "It's a global pandemic! Quick, grab the TP!"
Anyway, I didn't get too far into it before I fell asleep. But it did make me think.
Concerning this pandemic, there seems to a few possible outcomes:
1. This will eventually end and all will return to normal.
2. This will eventually end and all will not return to normal.
3. This will not end, and new waves will continue to come.
4. This will not end, but we will.
(I tend to go for the 2nd possibility - but perhaps that's only 'hope' springing eternal)
Forgive me if I ventured into territory most of you are trying to avoid this morning. It was just all on my mind and I tend to have to get it out.
Our oldest grand daughter just moved into the dorms at college... and it's weighing heavy on my mind. I worry about her safety - heath-wise and otherwise. But for the moment, she is happy. I guess that's a good thing. And she has her masks, knows the dangers, etc.
Here is a pic she sent:
I hope and pray that the colleges stay virus-free, but it seems almost unavoidable. I am afraid that they will open (as safe as they can make it), then become contaminated due to off campus parties or just young negligence, and then close again. But we are in unprecedented times, we can only hope for the best...
Happy Saturday to all of you. Please don't let my post depress you. I'm determined to make the most of each day that I'm given... if only by writing a few lines, making a few more masks, cooking something wonderful for DH, or even catching another hammerhead shark (on Animal Crossing game!). Stay well and stay safe!
...and just a simple question concerning the disappearance of lysol spray from the face of the earth... shouldn't the company be making tons of it since the consumer demand is such? And if they are, where is it going? Certainly not to the shelves of stores (or not any stores we know). If you try to order it online, it always says 'out of stock'. Just another unanswered question.