It's been 9 months I've been here in the forest.. surrounded by only birds & trees (mostly). I THRIVE in solitude. My painting improves, my creativity is constantly inspired when not constantly distracted. Even the internet doesn't hold the same charm it once did.
I am impressed beyond with any & every company that has taken this pandemic seriously & more so EVERY company by closing has indeed shown their employees they care about their health first & foremost. At least until we can ALL figure this out.
The rest staying open is irresponsible- they do not understand they them staying open now- prevents this entire thing to last LONGER. I read. I paint or read or do chores.
My twitch allows for little sleep. I've educated myself on: Pandemic, economy, recession, global depression, flattening the curve.. the death rates doubling, medical system overloads. Italy, Spain & now New York... are taking things very seriously - I think .. I hope.
In approximately two weeks, we will start to see the numbers of deaths according to the experts... the same numbers if not worse that Italy is currently witnessing.. ONLY after everyone took it seriously & stopped going out for fucking drinks' or to the store for things that frankly - don't matter. If you are running out for 'a loaf of bread' & that's all, you are not practicing social distancing. If you are playing cards with neighbours... YOU ARE NOT social distancing and if you returned from a trip & pop into the grocorey store you are not social distancing - you are in fact - breaking the law.
I know several who have admitted this mindset and it is shocking to me...
I never thought they would be so... careless? ...Wreckless or ...Selfish.
Is if fear? Denial or Is it ignorance?
Unless you have a mental handicap- you would have to be pretty darn ignorant to not know this is a serious problem. IT's not just about death- the longer it takes for people to stay in and take it seriously the longer it lingers and effects not just people but the "economy".. it keeps people from visiting business ever again...
So... JUST FUCKING stay home.. Enough already.
I realized how many people I know.. all around the world when, I find my self thinking: I hope Mona & George are o.k.. I hope Ivan and his family are o.k... Candice in the UK, Chuck in the USA, Jerry, Stephen, Patti, Diane, Joshua, Mark, Kevin & everyones family! Friends in the medical field... Jodie, Mike, Madison, Sam.. little Sam.. oh my.. no wonder I want to cry. Mostly I think of Storm.. I tried to be tuff- but the moment I saw him on our most recent FaceTime chat I cried. I tried.
Old People (in particular) don't just die, EVERY AGE is getting very sick, they get very sick & they might have a family member who does die & will not be able to properly mourn...
the stuff you learn when you read.
It's a nasty DEADLY VIRUD that needs to STOP. NOW
Stay the fuck home and do this sweet funny little Spring Snail craft ;)
Click on Image at bottom to Download & print your own snail.
With TLC & TLC