We’re designed to get through everything, big and small, so the way we’re adapting to the presence of a pandemic should come as no surprise.
We’re such a great model we humans are, IKEA could easily sell us in plexiglass or chrome.
That’s not to say, we’re happy about it.
I make myself go out in the late afternoon, to get another walk in because complacency can be catchy, after all.
I even dress for my half hour excursion so not to slip into the habit of…oh what’s the point of clean pants and mascara.
There is a point, of no return, if you don’t take the time to kick your own tires, and keep that oil changed.
I usually go to my friend’s store to glean some fruit and his homemade potato salad I’ll bring home, washing off the mayo, managing to save the dill…a culinary trick that would even impress Anthony Bourdain from the ether.
I’m cheerful, say thanks when he refuses my money, the pal that he is, and try to ignore the masked snipers in my mist.
The band of non-brothers who aren’t taking life as it’s been handed to us, quite as well as you.
I still smile, and say…you can go first if you’d like, hoping the cloud will disperse, or open the door, or close it tightly when that cloud takes leave, trying not to clap.
Going home too, can be rough, dodging those who feel entitled to be more pissed off than you, jumping out of the way, marching in the street like an alternate army.
We shrug it off, grateful to behave better, though that good cheer of ours may have slightly frayed.
When I walk through the door, stripping off my mask feeling as if I’ve made it across one more minefield, I still think, we’re designed to adapt to anything.
What God forgot, was to add built-in humility that would activate, all on its own…tsk tsk.
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