Let us stop for a moment and ponder on this. Because we are all living a new reality.
Literally the whole world is on stand by. I continue to wish that this is a bad dream, but I haven’t woken up from it yet.
I have a full time job, but I haven’t seen my office half of the time. I work in a team setting, but I have only seen three coworkers at a time and from a distance.
I wash my hands for 20 seconds, and I still use hand sanitizer right after that. Try not to touch the door handles, and use wipes where ever I go.
I have friends and families, but I don’t see them in person. I cannot even get close to my mom to give her a kiss, because it may make her ill.
Streets are empty, and grocery stores have lines of people outside. It reminds me of pictures of a totalitarian society and a socialist government.
Masks and gloves are becoming a daily necessity. Toilet paper and sanitizers are almost like gold.
The news are full of negative reports about positive results. Death toll rises while congregations decrease.
We use Netflix and Hulu instead of going to the theatre. Social distancing is what dominates our daily lives.
It seems that this has no end. It appears as if we are trying to fight a losing battle against an invisible enemy.
This makes hurricane seasons more bearable. Earthquakes and wild fires are familiarities to us.
But this is different. And more scary.
Nobody knows how long this will last. There is a heavy sense of uncertainty that shatters our lives.
Will we ever go back to normal? We don’t know what normal is anymore.
The only thing normal now is the uncertainty itself.