Life certainly distracts us from things we like to do. I have been writing yet it is more a reaction to what is going on around us. Here is a copy of what I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago.
FB Feb 1st
I am taking a risk voicing an opinion. It is pretty dangerous to do so right now since emotions are pretty high amongst family, friends, and even strangers. Instead of commenting or sharing my words, create your own and share what you are thinking.
Yesterday I decided to return to online only tutoring support. I wondered if I have been unknowingly contributing to the outbreaks even with all my protective measures in place.
For two years I have not had any personal connection with those who have contacted COVID. But things have changed. My clients, who are all too young to vote, are one by one gaining the unwanted title as someone who has had COVID. My heart goes out to them. I am worried about their safety and of all children. I worry about the possible long term medical issues of COVID that we have no idea they might encounter years from now.
The Ottawa issue and distraction has done what it intended to do. It has directed our attention from what the true realities are: Rising cases, rising hospitalizations, and continued fatalities—Exhausted supporters in the work place.
Two of my high school clients said to me their school was imploding with COVID. It’s funny how they both used the word, imploding. That was a great visualization of this continued disaster.
The public access to case numbers is shrinking while the hospital load is rising. Political activists and politicians have become the focus in the media on a subject they have no idea what they are talking about. Our experts have been pushed aside for the excitement of emotion.
Remember two years ago when the media would stop and remember those passing from this horrible virus. Instead now the intended focus is worded to convey we are so close to winning. I love playing games but not ones that are detrimental to others.
I promised my clients that I would return to in person support in a month. I so want to keep that promise.
Maybe it will be a warm March and we could have our tutoring outside. Here’s hoping emotions cool down, the weather warms up, and we return our focus to those who deserve our attention.
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