Thursday, April 2, 2020
One word, three things
Looking back at the last time I posted about my one word for the year, I can hardly believe how much has changed in just one month. My word, "accept", has a whole new meaning now.
Things I (we) have to accept right now:
:: rules. No matter what we think of it, I do believe it's important to follow the rules. I have to believe that our government is trying really hard to save us. Yesterday it was announced that we can only go out for necessary travel (groceries, medicine, etc.) two days a week, based on our car's numberplates. People are already coming up with loopholes to go out more often, so I expect even stricter rules will be coming soon.
:: life will never be the same again. Even if this blows over with relatively few deaths, I'm sure from now on time will be divided in "before Corona" and "after Corona". Some things will go back to normal, other things never will.
:: the unpredictability of this disease. I was dealing with my mother's cancer and my father's lung emphysema. It's hard that they have this, but you know what to expect. But Covid-19... nobody knows exactly what to expect. We're both not feeling well, but we don't have the normal symptoms. No fever, just a bit of coughing and only sneezing now and then. I had an elevated heart rate for a few days, but that could also be stress-related. My ear is playing up again (had a severe infection and a ripped eardrum two years ago) T, also had something with his ear yesterday, but I haven't heard anything about Corona and ears. So maybe it's something else. But then again, maybe not.
Oh well, I try to take care of us as well as I can. There's nothing more I can do. I have to accept that...
linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday