Fandango’s Provocative Question #68

Do you think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? Or do you believe that it’s about time they were rescinded? Once they are removed, how quickly are you likely to resume living your life as you did in the pre-pandemic days? https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/06/fandangos-provocative-question-68/

I think that people need to get out and about. I am worried about the people who are home alone, perhaps with increasing depression, not getting enough sunlight and fresh air. I think that there still has to be some precautions, like distancing, but I think it has to be open a bit. My fear with the fact that only some states are doing the openings it is going to draw people from far away to come because they want to be outside. It would be better for everyone if the entire country did the same thing. This way people are going in hoards to one place.

The other day on the news they showed everyone down in Washington in the mall watching the planes flying over. Well, it seems like everyone is in an uproar that so many people were there. Part of me thinks, hello, it is outside. If the virus is floating in the air you can get it just walking by. But does that mean no one even goes outside?

I think we should, as a country, open slowly, each state the same time, the same way, so that it can be followed more consistently. When this whole thing started I was in Florida and when I talked about the virus everyone said I was panicking out of control. At that time New York and Washington State were taking it seriously but Florida wasn’t. It was a couple of weeks until Florida took it seriously. We need to come together as a country, not fight about who is right and who is wrong.

My daughter has been living with her roommates and they have their friends over, They have the same group everyday. I think that her and her friends are probably building up an immunity that everyone who is staying isolated is not.

This is all my opinion.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #126

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/reenas-exploration-challenge-126/

Craving Isolation

I crave isolation. 
After that first call 
I wanted to close my door 
and hide under the covers. 
Two children 
meant more to me 
than isolation. 

I crave isolation. 
After the second call 
I wanted to close my door 
and hide under the covers. 
One daughter and new love 
meant more to me  
than isolation. 

I crave isolation. 
No other calls have come 
I still want to close my door 
and hide under the covers. 
People who love me 
let me know 
I mean more to them 
than isolation.  

I am learning 
to resist the craving 
for isolation.  

©2020 CBialczak