I got up this morning committed to going to Vancouver and returning the moho. Convinced it was the right thing to do. Then I read the morning news and found myself ‘changing my mind’….maybe. Dunno. Decision-making is made more difficult in the time of Virus. One minute you are brave and determined and the next you are quaking in your slippers. Well, Sal is, anyway. “I dunno. I am changing my mind. I am not sure. Kinda thinking that, if it is not life and death, why make it so?”
Neither of us think it is REALLY life or death but the news is increasingly bad. Every day is worse. The warnings increasingly prominent.
Do I really need this hassle?
There are counterpoints, of course. The moho has to goho sometime. What makes anyone think next month will be any better? Could be worse in April and May. Hell, they may even cancel the ferries altogether at some point and then that window will be shut. At least for awhile. Maybe we should just get going while the going is still possible?
The irony is that we are not afraid of C-19. I mean, of course, we are ‘respecting it and what it can do‘ but, for the trip we have in mind, we think we can go in, get out and NOT be anywhere near anyone. Touching nothing but credit cards and gas pumps. At all.
“What would you do if you were on the road and you saw a naked woman walking alone, obviously in some kind of trouble?”
“I’d slow down and throw her a towel.”
“Really? That’s it? Do we even have a towel in the car? And wouldn’t you feel that she needed help?”
“Oh, yeah. She needs help alright ’cause I ain’t stopping. She might have C-19.”
“OK….she also has a naked child with her…..you gonna stop then?”
“Nope. Only have one towel.”
C-19 is changing us, it seems. Well, Sal, anyway. She’d keep driving. I’d stop for a naked woman even in an Ebola epidemic but that’s just me. I am kinda noble that way. I’d ask her to put a towel over her head, maybe….for safety reasons, of course. “Breathe into the towel, OK? Stick your head out the window, maybe? No, no need to thank me. Just lean out the window. I am fine with this. It’s my duty.”