SUSPENSION OF OUR DISBELIEF
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Who is authentic?
Politicians, doctors, media, government?
In coming days, many jurisdictions – relaxing regulations, reopening businesses and activities fully or near-fully, pleasing the public, but is that for public good, or politicians’ good?
We aren’t sure of anything as we used to be, and that’s a sad circumstance when we ache to feel brave and bullish again. We are at the same time uncertain about so many things.
Hot summer weather upon us. Who doesn’t want to be a free happy child running through sprinklers, having fun with our friends and celebrating the end of the COVID war?
But that’s an illusion – the world is knee-deep still in this pandemic. Wealthy countries like ours are vaccinating their way to safety while the rest of the world waits, while variants threaten the unvaccinated everywhere.
Am I safe now?
It’s been two shots (Pfizer) + two weeks + two days.
Is it OK now to go indoors without masks, go shopping without masks? Others are, I believe, safe from me – safe that I won’t infect anyone, and since I’m vaccinated, and I’ve waited long enough, I should be safe from being infected by others.
Is that true?
For eighteen months, we’ve been told every kind of lie, half-truth, and belief by everyone we used to trust. They seem to be speaking more truth lately, but there is a funny twist about not telling the truth for a long time – people don’t believe them as they used to, don’t trust their guesses anymore.
Yes, we are still in the movie.
Nobody knows how this story ends.
We can be sure: this story will be continued
Thanks for this, excellent reminder!, YR, Ottawa, ON
Sadly some of us put off that apology until it is too late. Then there is never complete healing. It is a small persistent ache that can last a life time, WF, Valleyview, AB