This is day 5 of my self isolation, they have announced here in the Kansas City area that it will be a month of shelter in place starting this coming Tuesday. The government is trying to flatten the curve, and I hope they are able to achieve this.
I was sitting her thinking about those who were alive during the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, 9-11 and events like that how fired up we as Americans would get we would fly our American Flags out the front door and our young would gladly enlisted in the military to fight the good fight.
Well now we are in a World War again the enemy is unseen but very aggressive. For many it seem there is nothing they can do to fight this enemy. Yet many are fighting it, the medical are working hard, the government doing what they can, companies stepping up make hand sanitizers instead of beer. Many people are sewing masks. But what can you do as a single citizen ? You can adhere to the Shelter in Place. Do what you need to not be part of the problem not be the canon fodder that is out there helping to spread the enemy. Do your best to not allow the enemy in your home, wash your hand after handling boxes, bags and things that come from outside of the house. This is hard try not to touch your face unless you have washed your hands.
I want to take a moment and talk about mental health of this War no I am not a therapist. I can only speak of my own feelings. I know as I watch television I feel the fear of what is coming, I feel helpless. So this is when I turn off the TV or news and get busy cleaning, sewing, drawing, talking to a friend on the phone. There are many out there who are doing home concerts or just getting together online. I will not forget the social aspects of my life but I will continue to Shelter in Place.