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Everything Is Awful

In Stuff I Post Just To Keep This Blog Alive... on February 26, 2021 at 10:43 am

Or is it?

The Corona Virus seems to have created yet another divide, and guess who suffers the most (it took research to find this out…and yet I feel we could have guessed)

Yes, it is the poor, the struggling, the ‘unfortunate’ who bear the brunt (pretty much of everything, right?)

Bill Maher (with whom my love/hate relationship runs deep) said (and I’m paraphrasing): ‘Half of us are at home in our sweat pants ordering take-out while the other half is delivering it. We are NOT ‘in this together!’

Amen.

What if I said, barring the inconvenience of having to wear a mask to the grocery store, that for many people, Covid 19 may be the best thing going? That the only real change is not having to commute into the office, which was arguably the worst part of the job to begin with?

This month’s ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine which now bills itself as ‘Life’s Headquarters’ opens with “A Year of Silver Linings’ which documents the struggles of the editors of the magazine. Among them:

‘I’ve found uplifting nurture in streamed music, dance and visual arts…and gotten hooked on goofy videos of celebrity crushes…’

‘I turned to exercise, cooking and reading…’.

‘We ere finally able to get the dated kitchen in our historic home renovated…’

‘My phone is filled with photos of my kids playing outside, baking, dressing in costumes….turns out we’ve had a fun and special year at home!’

‘We got a Peloton…I’m hooked!’

‘My husband and I have breakfast together…It’s a real treat!’

Meanwhile, the poor suffer….with employment, child care, home schooling, food insecurity (no Instacart for them!) I’m not saying the rest of us don’t CARE (I am among the fortunate) it’s just that…..well, these problems run deep and there’s no quick fix, soooo….

I would like to propose a ban on the phrase ‘We’re In This Together’

We are SO not.

For half of us, this whole virus thing has been….dare I say it? Kinda cool.

As for the rest of us….well……maybe not so much.

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