Brief 2020 Timeline:
• March 10: Michigan’s first reported Covid-19 cases
• March 10: The last time I’d cast my ballot in person
• March 16: The last time I hoofed-it to the Post Office
• March 19: First day of spring (northern hemisphere)
• March 23: Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home decree
• April 30: Armed protestors invade our State Capitol
As humankind was soon to discover, the onset of the global pandemic’s widespread mask up / lock down era nearly coincided with the 2020 equinoxes.
While the commonly held, ongoing belief has been that Covid-19 is not readily transmittable within outdoor environs, this Doubting Thomas’ stance, right from the get-go, has been to always show far more respect for Corona-V than run of the mill, blowhole, culture warring, has-been Republican politicians will ever be capable of; especially the Disinformation King Rat / has-been (then) prez Trump.
Granted, it had been with profound sorrow that I’d opted to halt my frequent walks to complete nearly every one of my in-town errands; e.g., visits to the grocery store, bank, post office, etc; as well as hitting the nature trails within my fave parklands (due to most walkways being too narrow to maintain proper social distancing). I mean, what if an oncoming pedestrian were to cough and/or sneeze right in my face?
Along with this concern came my awareness / worries re Michigan’s short fused, right wing radicals; how easily these would-be domestic terrorists can overreact (violently) at the mere sight of anyone complying with Democrats’ conquer Covid-19 protocols. Hell, I even caught a glimpse of a car with a protest sign taped to one of its side windows.
Since I’d never want my pandemic mask to trigger any Trumpers, I deemed it wise to defend myself with my car’s metal frame and rolled up tight windows.
Brief 2022 Timeline:
July 15: My very first walk back to the Post Office
And, DAMN, it felt GOOD (especially rejuvenating) to rediscover every crack in the walkways (right where I had left them all); BETTER to, once more, commune with nature / interact with the delightful summer sunshine; even BETTER to discover that masking up has no, noticeable, negative impact on power walking; and BEST of all, that over the course of these past 28 months of physical inactivity, I have not lost any of my physical stamina (am still able to maintain my walking/run gait).
Considering all the price gouging going down at the petrol pumps, nowadays, my hitting my hometown’s trails, anew, could not have happened at a better time.
Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!
HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:
Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!