January 8, 2021

Before, During, And After Quarantine

What could go wrong? 

They turn off the internet.

They leave the internet on, but censor it like they are burning books.

We shrivel up from lack of touch.

Those that can't afford a device get no love, no education, no medical, no life.

Those that don't want a device get the same results as above. "Off-grid" takes on a whole new meaning.

Pop songs in the future lamenting the loss of analog love. 

Before long you find yourself encased in a goop-filled pod, hooked directly into a computer-generated, AI monitored, government-approved virtual world. 

Or is this the virtual world? 

It was hard to say what was real BEFORE computers and other screens came to dominate our lives.

What could go wrong?

We could lose touch with our humanity.

We could lose touch with reality.

Or have we already? Recent global events would indicate that this scenario has already come to pass.

We can make AQ (After Quarantine) better than BQ (Before Quarantine), if we are unafraid to make big changes, the likes of which have never been made before. 

If we can dream it, we can do it. 

This is a turning point in history, and if we do not act, the opportunity will be squandered. 

If we do not act, others surely will, and I guarantee you, we will not like the results.


  1. I think after this is over we should have a national Hug day!

    1. A major hug-off would be good for everyone. We all need hugs. All of us.

      I wonder, will we ever see "Free Hugs" signs on the street again?

  2. I am so lucky to be living with my boyfriend during the pandemic. I can't imagine not having anyone to hug or talk to after a stressful day. Hoping this is all over soon!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

    1. Having someone, even just one other person, is not something to take for granted. I have been grateful Linda came into my life ever since Linda came into my life. Time has changed that not one bit.

      Love the blog. Thanks for the link.

  3. The last two lines of your post are exactly right. Best wishes.

    1. After visiting your blog, Linda and I can see that you will be ready for whatever comes down the pipes. It can be a joyful preparation, and that is what I see there.

      You are being the change we want to see.

  4. This is a reverse chronology comment stating that I so much appreciate the tenor of your last 4 or 5 blogs. My heart soars like the eagle I saw yesturday. Love you both.

    1. So good to hear from you, Mike. We have been seeing eagles lately, too. Also, some red-tailed hawks. Last night an owl landed on our roof and hooted to us. It was so LOUD!

      Love you, too. Hope all is well on the west coast. Stay safe, dude.


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