Awareness of the outside world. Perseverating about Covid. After 2,996 people died on 9/11, we retooled air travel and created a new government department. Now, that many people are dying every TWO days, see yesterday, and yet the sense I keep getting is of society collectively shrugging its shoulders. Not the over-crowded hospitals, obviously, and not individuals, but TV commercials, and politicians, and entertainment activities, and so on. Where is the outrage? Where are the Public Service messages thanking people for getting vaccinated and encouraging more people to do so? Why aren’t we furious at this turn of events and at the people fueling the fire? Why aren’t we amplifying positive voices to counter the screamy misinformation? … pauses … wanders off to find a dandelion patch to lie in.
On a happier note.
The barn now has piped-in water! No more carrying buckets! Kermit dance!!!
Stay safe. Stay sane.
5 thoughts on “Let There Be Water!”
Yay for the water!
Good for the running water, but that is an astute observation about national reaction to threats to life. George Washington insisted his troops be vaccinated against smallpox in 1777. He’d been seriously ill and was scarred by the disease. While vaccination available at the time was not effective as it would be in my childhood, it helped prevent death. Benjamin Franklin was a great supporter. Franklin’s little boy died from the disease because his wife delayed his vaccination due to the boy being ill with another complaint.
So glad for the water that is now piped in to the barn. I grew up, and had various water systems on our farm. I certainly remember hauling buckets of water, which made the chores, seem like bigger chores. Re no outrage about the COVID deaths — you observation is on the money. Where’s the outrage?
Ditto to all above. In this area there are some commercials about the vaccinations, but not as much as there could be. My county is one of the most vaccinated in the state. Montgomery County has often be laughed at for being politically correct, but when it comes to public health, hey, I’m glad I’m here.
Starting to see more. Biden’s speech. The WHO message, ‘You can’t put out half a fire.’
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