Word came yesterday that starting Tuesday the greater KC area is under a shelter-in-place order. If this is a state of emergency why did bi-state leaders decide the enforcement could wait until Tuesday? Given the exceptions to sheltering in place built into the directive, certain arguments and reasons for the delay can be immediately set aside or are moot. I find this curious. Very curious.
Someone in my inner circle is being made more anxious by the tone and approach certain outlets are taking in their coverage of the pandemic. This is troublesome. My heart aches for them. Honing media intake and filtering distracting noise from melodic notes can be difficult. Media (including celebrities and personalities) can be as much foe as they can be a friend at times like this. I understand it's hard for some to step back, self-analyze and reflect, and attempt to isolate stimuli creating unproductive and unhealthy reactions. Frameworks, networks, and methodologies for coping are important.
UPDATE: Just recorded a short story. Now diving into a 500 piece puzzle.
Note: I added THE STRAIN and 12 MONKEYS (tv) to a watchlist on Thursday last week and still can't be bothered to pop the top, so to speak. So, a puzzle it is. (I am going to watch SALEM (tv) though. I bailed on that while it aired and would like to see how it ends. (Witches, like wood, or ducks, and all that.)
UPDATE: Just watched on C-SPAN the British House of Commons (Coronavirus-related) Q&A with the Prime Minister and I had not been regretting not buying a tin of Birds instant custard to hold fast my spirit in this time of troubles until this precise moment. Also, if I could wear my hair in public as Boris Johnson wears his I would, most assuredly, be an altogether different man.
by Geoffrey Allison || SIXSTRINGcpa