I have been spending a lot of time on Twitter lately, reading through random threads. Well, that is not a recent thing. For several months, it's been a mild diversion that used to bring me amusement. In these dark times, though, there is little amusement to be found.
This morning I read a thread that told of many people in this lovely city of mine having multiple guests over to celebrate the Holiday weekend. I wish that the neighbours who witnessed this behaviour had called the cops on them because these are not minor infractions. All social gatherings must be halted right now. Unless each of those people visiting thier friends have spent the past three weeks barricaded in their homes, not going to the liquor store, or the grocery store, or the pharmacy. Not going for long, leisurely walks along the waterfront surrounded by others who take the requirement of "social distancing" as a mere gentle suggestion.
I am rambling, but I am irritated. I have two young, active boys and they have somehow adapted to spending most of their time on our property -- only seeing their friends via Zoom calls, making do with the 10-sq. ft. backyard, their main activity shooting hoops.
The only way we can get back to a "normal" existance again is if people just stay home. Stay Home. Don't visit your friends. Go for a walk once a day. Or a run or a bike ride.
We are all lonely and bored and angry that this is the life we have to live. But I would rather do this than risk overloading our healthcare system to the point where they have to decide who deserves to get a ventilator.
On that note, I have to get back to work. I will leave you with my favourite Easter Meme of 2020. Even though the good Catholic girl inside of me feels a tinge of guilt over it. It's still funny.
Stay well people.