This Too Shall Pass

In the blink of an eye, it seems our world has turned upside-down and inside-out. What was once normal is now restricted. What was once casual is now strained by the gears of science and government. While it is easy to give in to fear and anxiety, I am confident that Covid-19 is NOT the end of the world.

Let’s be rational folks. It’s been quite some time since the collective will of humanity has endured a crisis – and that is exactly what this is – a crisis. Despite the circumstances, despite the wall of constant media coverage and negativity, despite the mass hysteria and diabolical conspiracy theories, I am confident we will prevail. It is our destiny as a species to overcome adversity, to roll in the hay with death and send his minions packing.

Life is too short. We cannot live in fear or be intimidated by forces beyond our control. The best thing we can do is remain positive and find ways to help one another.

Regardless of whether you support your government or not, it is best to simply follow instructions and play it safe. Avoid large crowds, wash your hands vigorously, and for God’s sake – stop clinging to every crumb of impending doom on the television and internet. We are better than this!

Are things bad? Yes, but they could be worse. Our homes are not concentration camps. While most of us are blessed to have electricity and hot water, we need to stop bitching about toilet paper and quarantine. Why? Because there are countless legions of homeless people who have absolutely nothing… NOTHING!

Let’s face it, the homeless are the most vulnerable. They don’t stand a chance against a deadly virus.

While the rest of us have jobs and opportunities, a safe place to call home, they live in a perpetual state of crisis. Covid-19 will only complicate their difficult existence, so keep that in your conscience the next time you stuff your shopping cart full of pretzels and beer. Anyway, I digress…

Will things improve? I believe so… eventually. Could anyone catch this nasty virus? Of course, but I’m not a doctor and I’m not going to prescribe any best remedies for your safety and well-being. That’s not my place. However, I would suggest having a little faith and using common sense.

Eventually, they will discover an antidote, a vaccine, whatever miracle drug you choose to call it. Just realize they will never find a cure for stupidity, so be smart out there, use your best judgement and have a little compassion for our brave medical heroes fighting on the frontlines. Without them, WE don’t stand a chance.

God bless and stay safe everyone…

Aaron Towle
Aaron Towle
Aaron Towle is a Multimedia Artist living in Green Cove Springs, FL. He proudly served in the military as a journalist and now works as a developer in the Defense Contracting Industry. He is passionate about art, literature, and photography and looks to continue building his credentials as a professional writer. He currently produces an online publication called Reprehensible Digest, which explores the subtle dynamics between art and literature.




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