Thought this was worth another look back at September 2020.
For the past six months I have limited my exposure outside our home. Thank God we have one.
I have lived longer than ¾ of a century placing me near the crosshairs of the invisible, electron-microscopic enemy. It lurks among us. It weasels its way into precious, pulmonary tissue. It can produce a horrible cascade of events in some, when it gets frightfully powerful.
It may be small, but it’s a nasty beast.It makes daily life more difficult for those who are targeted and to varying degrees for everyone. It has changed the nature of everyday life on earth.
I grew up, in part, in the hometown of the Wright brothers. As we all know, they brought the aircraft industry into existence with their persistence, ingenuity and courage.
Now it takes those qualities, particularly for the targeted, to even step on a commercial aircraft. Oh the joy of travel, of seeing the grandkids, of seeing new places that stun the eye. For now it’s only a memory.
May God bless us all through our scientific community. May our scientists represent His hands, rapidly adding effective, safe, therapeutic drugs and vaccines to the medical armamentarium.This is unique for all of us. And, some days, I just have, the COVID lockdown blues.