How do we stay positive when although we know the end isn’t far away, we really can’t see it? The news on TV is only about the virus – people are sick in the 10’s of thousands and dying. Hospitals are over-flowing and temporary tents are set up in major cities to accommodate all the sick.

 I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m depressed. I’m angry, first and foremost, at the most unqualified man who many in this country, as well as Russia, elected into the White House. For those of you who don’t remember, at the beginning, he called the COVID-19 virus a hoax created by the democrats against him (do I detect just a hint of paranoia?), in particular, Obama. Will he ever take responsibility for any wrong doing? To the many people who listened to him (I still don’t understand why anyone listens to a word he says since he has been caught in over 16,241 false or misleading claims as of Jan 20, 2020), he very well may be responsible for the spread of this deadly virus if only he had left the truth of the virus up to the professionals, the doctors, who were telling him this will get much worse. It will be gone by Easter, he said, such a beautiful time. And yet, with Easter a little over a week away, the virus is still here, people are dying every day. Maybe he can explain to the children who have lost parents and grandparents why he told lies about the virus. And while he is at it, maybe even tell them why he opened the Arctic to drilling thus destroying one of the few untouched by human hands places on this earth. But I digress.

I’m sad because our life as we know it has been changed forever by this virus. Maybe we’ll find the change to the planet will be for the better. Maybe we’ll find a new normal – I don’t think we have a choice there. We can hope. In many areas in our lives I believe we need to change. I’m also sad for all the people who are suffering from this illness and who have needlessly died. Again, it is on Trump’s head for not listening to the doctors who warned him that a pandemic was coming - but I’m sure, like the generals as he once stated that he knew more than they did, he obviously believes he knows more than the doctors.

I’m depressed because we really don’t know how long this pandemic will last. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Absolutely, but we might need a brighter flashlight before we can see it.