An empty street is something to behold now, something we grab onto and point at, saying ‘look what’s happened’ despite its occurrence before. A cough or a sneeze are now things to be wary of doing when you leave your house, lest you be met with a look from those around you.
And perhaps to top it all off, I am still being told to come to work. I will try not to belabor the fact for I know there are many without jobs or recourse in this time. But I wish to say the reaction of ignoring and postponing until a time when it is no longer feasible (in this case, until the government tells us we can’t go to work) is a poor and uninspiring reaction.
While the logic can be followed – we are all young, and if we get sick, we won’t be in danger – it is short sighted and shallow. I can appreciate the impact this will have on a business, but that is no excuse to put your employees at risk as well.
I can’t accept that or the logic driving it. Especially when my occupation is writing content on a computer, something easily made remote.
This will be a short one. I’ve not been in a good mood to write lately, which is unfortunate. Something in the air, I suppose .
But I’ll leave you with a poem and a thanks for reading this short draft of a thought.
Snow cloud sky
Outside my window
Even the wind is still.