Tag: sickness

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When it comes to mysteries, I am obsessively determined to figure them out. So I have wanted to know for years the reasons that people are prepared to humiliate, wound, discredit and damage the reputation of others. What is in the human condition that converts people so readily to pursue these devastating and harmful efforts […]

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Fear and Panic in Florida

 

My husband and I must be the only two seniors who embrace sanity over panic. We live in a 55+ community, where many people have pre-existing conditions or simply don’t take care of themselves. To deal with their anxiety regarding the COVID-19, they feel they have to do something. They’ve decided to shop. When we went to do our weekly shopping, you would have thought that a five-force hurricane was offshore bearing down on us. Shelves were cleared of bottled water, milk, and toilet paper. I’m not sure why they’ve gotten toilet paper, but I guess for those of us who are spoiled Westerners, toilet paper is a necessity.

We walked through the store, shaking our heads. I hope those people are feeling more at ease. I doubt it.

The fact is, the mystery and uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus are terrifying to people. They go to their worst-case scenario: we’re all going to die. Dead people will be lying in the streets, and those of us remaining will trip over their corpses. Those frightened people won’t tell you how they feel, but at a subconscious level I’m pretty sure that the fear and panic reaches those extreme levels.

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Last year I had the best, most relaxing Christmas in my entire life.  I got up early in the morning, fed the kids breakfast and proceeded to throw up.  My husband took the kids and they spent the whole day at his family’s house while I stayed at home and slept, watched YouTube, and played […]

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As a chronic melancholic I measure my age by the rate of my physical decline. It’s not because I’m completely falling apart, although that’s the case for all of us. I recognize, however, that man is dust and to dust he shall return. We melacholics are realists. Over the last nine months I’ve spent most […]

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