“If you hibernate like a bear, entertain yourself with indoor hobbies, and wait for summertime T-shirt weather, you will probably avoid the serious effects of COVID-19.”― Steven Magee
Hibernate Like A Bear?
“Hibernate like a bear”, he said
So off we went, obediently to ‘bed’
It’s been a long time now
We’re not sure how
We will come out
We’re still full of doubt.
“How’ve have you been?”
“Did you take the vaccine?”
The questions they ask
While lowering the mask.
Without a care
I’m not sure how they dare
To party and play
Almost every day.
While we stay inside
Still trying to abide
By the rules
But feel like fools!
Remember, social distance
Helps build resistance.
Wear a mask
Is the the least we ask. (100 words)
Stay Home, Stay Safe?
Since the start of the year, I’ve been writing #100Words every Saturday. This week, with a prompt like ‘hibernate’ as part of the #Write28Days challenge, I couldn’t help expressing my angst at what’s happening all around me.
While Covid-19 rages in our country, my neighbours and a lot of other people I know are going around without a care in the world, socialising, holidaying, getting a lot of repair work done, and generally not staying safe. I understand that some people just have to go to work. But what of the others who work from home or have retired? My husband and I have to sometimes check with each other, if we’re both in agreement that the pandemic is still around!
We have two vaccines available. One hasn’t gone through the required testing! And there’s confusion about the distribution of the vaccines anyway! Given the size of India, we’re not sure when we will get it, even if we want it!
It’s so frustrating that we’re being careful while other people are being nonchalant about things. There are three retired Army doctors in our lane and yet, they are the least bit bothered to stay safe much less advise anyone else. What especially bugs me is that most people have maids working for them and they don’t seem to care about keeping these women safe either. What happens if one of the maids gets the virus and passes it on to her family? Will these people look after them? Not likely!
This is an emergency situation and requires a disciplined response. We do go out too – but only to buy groceries and essentials. Is it so difficult not to socialize and holiday?
I know someone is going to say that I’m being judgemental (or they might only think that and not say it!). Yes, I’m being judgemental (people forget that it also means: of or concerning the use of judgement). I’m using my judgement to stay safe and keep others safe. And you should do that too.
How are things in your part of the world?
I’m undertaking the #Write28Days Challenge and will be posting every day in February. I will combine this with my regular features – #MondayMusings, #FiveMinuteFriday and #100WordsOnSaturday.
I’ve re-started the 100WordsOnSaturday since the start of 2021. The feature will be around social causes/ special days/special causes, except for the month of February, as I’m taking part in the #Write28Days Challenge.
If you’d like to join me, please leave a comment with your link on my post/s. For the month of February, since I’m following the #Write28Days Challenge prompts, I may not be writing on themes for special days or social causes.
You’re very gifted with 100 words! I’m amazed.
I’m in total agreement with your position. And I laughed when you said you and your husband sometimes have to check with each other about the pandemic; I do that with my husband and sister too: “We are still in a pandemic, right? I haven’t gone crazy and imagined this, right?” Because when I look around at how a few are responding to it, it makes me think they aren’t believing it at all. However, most of the people around me are at least wearing masks now, although not all. I live in the southern part of the U.S. and while a few have already received vaccines, most of our state is totally out of stock.
Continue being responsible. I so appreciate people like you who are acting responsibly because it not only benefits themselves, it benefits us all!