• Kate Louise Overnight


See those things sticking out of the floating tennis ball...those are voodoo pins attacking the virus, praying, chanting, yelling, cursing it away. Be Gone! We are tired of you crashing our party-our previously C'est la vie! You've crossed the border without vetting your purpose in being here. You've baffled the "experts." You've frustrated our politicians. And you've kicked

the living hell out of all of us (or the living heaven). They say you are going to be with us forever. Not as obnoxious as when we first became acquainted with you, but irritating none the less.

So, if you are not going to leave, what do we do with you so that you cause us less stress? We could just ignore you and hope you'll go away. We could engage you, on purpose, by hanging out at hospitals where you decimate the population. If we survive your virulence, build up our survival antibodies, we could wander freely in society without qualms. We could get vaccinated with a myriad of injections offered by public health enthusiasts who promise that the shots guarantee high efficacy in thwarting the virus, until they don't. Or, we could just tell ourselves: " That's it. I've had it. I've done my best, but this pesky(who knows where it came from virus--or yeah, answered my own question WHO knows where it came from! ) voodoo virus intends to malinger among us- but I've got better things to do like :




We love doing stuff together. We need interaction- face to face. We need to feel each other's energy, see each other's eyes, share ideas in the same room, church, school, office,soccer field, swimming pool, poetry reading, meetups, HUG!!!!!

We know now that we have to wash our hands more often. We know now we can't touch our faces as much as we used to, spreading germs from the things we touch, like grocery carts, handrails, doorknobs. We know now we should wear a mask if we are coughing, sneezing, sniffling. We know now that Covid 19 and the annual flu are diminishing. We know now we should stay home if we are sick. We know now that we need to lose weight. We know now that our diets should not include too much sugar and carbs. We know now to increase our leafy greens, veggies, fruit, and some protein. NOW WE KNOW. WE LEARNED.

So let's get back to our pre-covid days with these caveats. We don't want to hide anymore. We don't want to be told to stay home, wear masks all the time, be afraid.

We know now that there are more treatments for Covid-prophylactic and early onset as well as in-hospital treatments. We have choices. We have freedom to choose which choices we want to help us through if the virus tackles us. We know now there is not a singular path to avoiding this Voodoo virus. We are aware. We've got this!

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