- 7,573,699 people infected worldwide
- 423,155 deaths worldwide
- 2,033,003 people infected in the U.S.
- 114,126 deaths nationwide
It is a cool Saturday morning here in the northwoods. The sun is shining and soon the temps will start to warm. Meanwhile I am sitting here and sipping coffee and contemplating these times of pandemic, social upheaval...and then being retired. It is just CJ (my cat) and I these days walking the halls and rooms of this house as we continue the practice of SIP. Yes, I go to the grocery store and have gotten my hair cut...but you will not find me in a crowded bar or restaurant.
It's my observation that the #republicans have decided to make this pandemic political rather than lead or govern in the best of interests of the state, country and its people. There are now rumors of a second wave of the disease building. God help us all.
The the social upheaval caused by the police murdering a man in custody. It is time for police reform. The "blue code of silence" needs to be removed as a standard operational procedure. Once again #republicans are blaming the victims and there is no hope of real reform. And I lay the blame for this squarely at the feet of the #republicans who are so wrapped up in the pursuit of power, ideology and money that they no longer know how to govern.
It is a sad and troubling time. Methinks I will go back to my cup of coffee and start counting my blessings this morning...including the huge blessing that no one in my family is sick.
However, as I revisit my thoughts of this morning, I cannot help but reflect on the life of this senior that is me (I? Myself?). As this lovely day passed I found myself gazing out the window more than once in reflection of life...my life...all of life. I am so thankful for all of the good and fun years of my life. And now at my age I wonder about the future? I admit that I am a coward in that I do not want to suffer much before I die. In fact like so many...I would prefer transitioning in my sleep, in the middle of the night, in my own bed. Most of us do not get that option. What will be my fate?
I've had great loves, I have had great losses...and I have spent the majority of my adult life in a wonderful city full of live and full of options. Now the years have passed and in a sense I've retreated to the safety of this wee house in the woods. I am at peace with myself and as i jokingly said to a friend the other day "I am writing my memoirs...or something like that! LOL!"
This blog is my memoir. So how truthful should I be? That is the question.