Pandemic, such a strange time. Events, activities, businesses stopped, but the weather has been nice and everything else seems calm, like awaiting the calm before a storm. So hard to believe that this is real, that this strange virus is lurking around the corner.
Imagine a packet of flower seeds thrown into the wind in the backyard. Some of the seeds would land in the yard, some scattered in the air and taken to other places, mostly nearby, but some a little further.
Many of the seeds in the yard would start to grow. Some might be eaten by geese and later pooped out, to grow somewhere else. At first it seems like nothing happened. Then a week, two weeks, a month later, you notice flowers growing in the yard. First just a few, but then suddenly a whole bunch bloom at once. Seeds carried to other places also start to bloom. Then those flowers give off seeds and they blow off looking for fertile places to grow and start new flowers.
This virus is like those seeds. Social distancing, cleaning, disinfecting is the way to slow down and possibly stop these virus “seeds” from spreading. The corona “flower” is something we don’t want growing in our yards.
Mindy Fineman, West End
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