Dear Universe - As we all know some days are easier than others. I hear uncertainty sneaking through the most confident of my compatriots. My questions are endless. Is shutting everything down going to be an endless spiral down destined to break our spirit? Or, will it clear the path for our ascension; for a renewed reverence of our interdependent place in the universe? Could it break our materialism and addictions allowing us to see the imbalances we’ve co-created? I have no answers. Only more questions.
Here is how I am starting my 40th day in physical distancing quaran-time. With a list for all I am grateful for today and everyday -
My family (human and non-human)
The clean water flowing
The clean skies clearing
The paychecks arriving
The garden greening
The UPS and mail people delivering
The healers risking and tending
The lengthening days
And then, I rise (with Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise)
For those of you still reading, the below is an excerpt is from Heather Cox Richardson yesterday. Follow her on facebook or sign up for her newsletters. She is a brilliant historian and current day truth slayer. Heather, Rebecca Solnit and adrienne maree brown slay it everyday.
“Today’s other big news was Trump’s suggestion at his coronavirus briefing that it would be worth studying whether injecting disinfectant into patients would kill the novel coronavirus. "And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?" he said. "Because, you see, it gets on the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it'd be interesting to check that. So that you're going to have to use medical doctors, but it sounds — it sounds interesting to me." He also suggested using heat and light to kill the virus.
Doctors were horrified at his comment, calling it irresponsible and dangerous. Disinfectants are poisonous and are deadly if they are used inappropriately. “To be clear:” emergency medicine physician Dara Kass tweeted, “Intracavitary UV light and swallowing bleach or isopropyl alcohol can kill you. Don’t do it.”
WTF? WHY IS THIS IDIOT STILL IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
I also recommend checking out Gov. Cuomo taking on McConnell in a recent NYT article. The perfect ticket would have been Warren/Cuomo. Sigh.
*my day 40 was Friday, April 24th - not sure who is in charge of an official count.