“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
This is a pretty sound quote from the fuzzy-haired genius himself. It’s very similar, or at least to me, reminding me of the famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Moving forward, especially right now, is the only thing we can do. We have to take each day at a time, even if it’s hour by hour or second by second. What’s important in time of adversity, is not to let it beat us. That, or if it is going to, not go down without one hell of a fight.
I don’t want the latter. I want to keep moving forward and come out the other side. This pandemic, especially now in the UK with a second lockdown and cases soaring higher than they were in the first wave, is scary. Since March, I’ve pretty much become a recluse to the outside world. I stay home, I write, I exercise, I read. I watch series and do what I can to take care of myself. But outside? No, it’s just not safe. Then again, inside might not be safe either if someone brings the virus into the house.
This is the very real and rational worry to contend with, so I find distraction works for me.
Deadly virus sweeping the globe? Have you considered knitting?
Constant news updates? Here’s a YouTube video on unsolved mysteries.
Deaths hitting 50,000+? Here’s a book to take your mind off it while you hope to God you’re not next.
As bad taste as that may sound, that’s one of the only ways I can deal with these circumstances.
Given this is a virus that is ten times deadlier than the flu, I need the jab every year because I’m asthmatic, which I have done again this year through a drive-through at a GP surgery due to the restrictions. I have actually caught flu despite having my jab, as ones I’ve had can protect against getting the absolute worst of it, but not against it altogether. Even then, I was in bed and felt truly awful. So if I catch COVID19 God forbid, the very real possibility of ending up in hospital, on a ventilator or worse, is enough to keep me inside.
I try my best to keep my mind off it, but obviously, it’s always there. That worry. That ‘what if?’ So I try to keep myself distracted where I can. That’s how I’m trying to move forward right now. Distract, write, more distracting, more writing, get medicine and groceries and wash and sanitise the living daylights out of my hands.
It’s a scary time for all of us right now. But as the one thing we can do amidst the insane anxiety, is keeping moving forward in whichever way we can.
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