Random Thoughts For Wednesday

I’d blame COVID brain fog for today’s post, but I haven’t caught the virus yet. I guess that means I have no justification for what you are about to read.

After two yeras of pandemic, many of us have noticed a certain amount of indecision creeping into our lives. That was my problem last night. I was looking at various options for today’s post, but couldn’t decide on any of them.

I was torn between something taken from the Canadian political landscape. Or perhaps some thoughts on the war in Ukraine. A travel piece was also a possibility – I have so many photos from various trips still to share.

Indecision was the order of the day. I waffled back and forth. Then I thought about a book review or sharing some music. I nixed that last one – I didn’t think you were interested in what I am listening to these days. (For the record, Wednesday’s playlist was split between The Guess Who, Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, Richie Furay and Kansas.)

It used to be a lot easier to decide what to post here. I’d look at whatever I had half-finished, tighten the words a little and press publish. For some reason today that seems like work. Giving you something to read each day is supposed to be a hobby, not work. So my myriad of half-finished posts will have to wait for another day when the idea is more appealing.

So, we have established how I am doing. How are you feeling? Do you have a sense that the pandemic is winding down? Is the approaching summer (in the northern hemisphere) going to be one of gatherings and a relaxed feel? Or are you anticipating a return to restrictions and lockdowns?

Do you feel that you are somewhat out of place in society after more than two years of dealing with COVID-19? Do you find yourself wondering what “normal” is, and whether you like it?

Do you get nervous in crowds? What, if anything, are you doing to solve that? Will you ever feel comfortable again on a plane? What about a cruise ship?

How do you feel family and friends have weathered the pandemic? Has there been an impact on your relationships? Are they better or worse than in 2019? If worse, what can you do to change things? What can others do?

We’re a third of the way through 2022, more or less, but I’m not certain everyone doesn’t feel stuck on 2020. How do we, as individuals and as society, move forward?

I’m not offering any ideas today. After all, I’m the one with brain fog, whihc I am sure will clear up shortly since it isn’t an aftereffect of COVID.

I am curious about what you have to say. And I’m already planning tomorrow’s post.

One comment

  1. The last time we followed Covid mandates was mid January at Tim Hortons in Lethbridge. Hours later we were in Montana, heading for AZ. No masks, no mandates – land of the free, home of the brave… A week later we had Covid, which wasn’t a surprise. We are triple vaxxed and getting Covid was a risk we were willing to take in light of what is known about Omicron. We accept that Covid is here to stay, same as a cold or flu. We are back to normal.

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