Pandemic Polemic

The pandemic has done many things.

No, that’s not true.

It only does one thing to many things.

It destroys.

It’s a virus. It doesn’t know what the hell its doing, but its doing it to a lot of things and its doing it to a lot of people who thought they knew what they were doing. They were wrong. The pandemic is stupid and brutish and vile. People exposed to it may run a fever and develop a cough or become very weak, but some people may also become stupid and brutish and vile.

Stay away from them.

People may lose their appetite, but the pandemic eats everything.

It’s omnivorous.

The point I want to make is the pandemic is good for only one thing.

The virus reduces everything to the lowest common denominator. You end up with only what matters. That can be scary. No one likes to be reduced to their naked selves, but there are lots of other naked selves out there just as scared. You’ll enjoy meeting them once the pandemic is over or meeting them again if you ever knew them before.

Just imagine how exciting it will be to take off our masks and see each other really see each other beyond the walls of quarantine.

You may have spent most of your life in quarantine.

Life has always been risky.

There are all sorts of complications.

Sometimes people feel weak and depressed. They don’t know if they’re going to live and they feel as if they’re going to die. Food doesn’t taste good. They lost all interest. They don’t go out. They avoid people. They put a mask over their lives not just their face.

Love is my remedy for the pandemic.

Any pandemic.

Love makes any vaccine even better.

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