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May 14.20: Coping


Thus far, dear reader, I have coped by writing and by baking, two time-tested strategies for me. They aren’t working any more. A few days ago, we were bloodied once again through the reports of a terror attack on new babies and new mothers. That was one too many for me, awash as we are in grief and fear.

I’ve been sick, as some of you know. Nothing serious, just enough to keep me from being complacent. I don’t know that I had COVID; we still don’t know if my “presumed positive” son had it. We still don’t know much about COVID. “Don’t know” is the only wisdom we have.

Having seen my family only from a distance, unable to touch them, for two months, I think I have a sliver of understanding of what it might mean to die among strangers in Intensive Care.

I am disgusted and exhausted by the flim-flam.

I’m going to step away from the blog for a few days. Each of us has to find ways to stay human in this very dehumanizing time. I am looking for my ways.

Thanks for being with me in my blog. I worry about all of you and hope you endure.


2 thoughts on “May 14.20: Coping

  1. In the midst of all the world’s most disgusting reports, you’ve always been a voice of peace and beauty, here. You and yours will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. My husband and I are on Day 60. Stay in, don’t stay in. Take Vitamin D, don’t take Vitamin D. Don’t fly, fly. Don’t go to a bar or restaurant, go to them, don’t go to work just watch Netflix, get off unemployment and go to work. It’s like being a human yoyo and the folks pulling the string to bounce us around all have differing opinions based upon political views which in my humble opinion shouldn’t enter into the conversation. Maureen, you have to do what you have to do to keep healthy and sane. As this seems to have no end in sight, I worry more about my sanity than my health. 🙂 This is a long article, but a friend referred me to it, and it’s pretty interesting. Go to: erinbromage.com and just scroll down a little to an article about Risks and Knowing Them.

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