So, MJ told me this morning that we would compile a list of grocery needs that would take us through April…and that there would be none of, our customary habit of making multiple trips to the market, for a few essentials on a daily basis. I am the designated shopper for the Brooks household. I affixed my mask to my face…and began my safari. MJ is an efficient shopper…I am easily distracted by shiny objects and unique opportunities…and cookies….
They’re were many more masks, today, and they are of sundry varieties and materials. Some folks appear to be outlaws from the old west. Others look like doctors and nurses…while a few appear to be wearing a garment around their mouth and nose that was not intended for that area of their body.
The Surgeon General told us, on Sunday, that this week would be very sad and likened it to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. If the idea was to enhance the fear factor…he succeeded!
The Prime Minster of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, entered hospital, last evening, for persistent Coronavirus symptoms, and today has been placed in the intensive care unit due to those symptoms worsening.
Queen Elizabeth gave a masterful speech to the United Kingdom, yesterday, and displayed all of the excellent traits and the perfect words and sentiments for comfort and hope, in our 2020 pandemic.
I wrote our pastor, Kerry, a note yesterday, regarding his great sermons of hope and direction through this pandemic crisis. The Scripture tells us: ‘A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.’ Proverbs 25:11 KJV
It has been said, words matter, and never more so than now. Mixed messages and the extension of false hope in a drug that has not been tested, scientifically, is cruel… and cold comfort to families with a dying loved one.
During the first days of the World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the citizens of the United Kingdom, ‘We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.’ House of Commons, June 4, 1940
‘In his speech, Churchill had to describe a great military disaster, and warn of a possible invasion attempt by the Nazis, without casting doubt on eventual victory. He also had to prepare his domestic audience for France’s falling out of the war without in any way releasing France to do so…’ Wikipedia
I was waiting in a long cashier’s line…where other people like myself…had been likeminded in purchasing enough groceries for April. A kind cashier motioned me over to her, 20 items or less line, and cheerfully concluded my visit to Wall-Mart. We can all get through this difficult time…’with a little help from our friends.’