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2021-02-13Bored AF... #covidart #covid_19 #covid #coronaart #pandemiclife #urbanart #pandemicart
2021-03-11Well, my COVID card has now been stamped twice. In one more week, I should be at full immunity. SO…am I going to rush out to a restaurant, rip off my mask, and eat my first restaurant meal that was not delivered, cold, after 20 minutes in the back of a Postmate’s car? It’s tricky! The bottom line is this: I am not there yet. There is still a lingering sense of dread. My children have not yet been vaccinated so they still live with their fear. My daughter has an infant and my son, has a toddler and a pregnant wife. Tonight, President Biden will give a speech about the return to normalcy, and I applaud his efforts to mend a broken nation. But the old normal may never return. Just as a bad fall leaves a scar, we will all be left with a mark, even those of us who emerged relatively unscathed. No one in my family died. Just a few were ill. We are so fortunate. But when I think of hopping on the New York subway this summer, sans mask, I cannot see it happening. I hope time proves me wrong. Truly, I hope.
2021-02-07When I was pumping gas I realized how much has life has changed from about a year ago. This time last year I did not have to wear a mask, glove, and wipe down everything just to get gas. It is crazy to think that a simple task like getting gas requires people who are responsible to put on their mask, put on gloves, get their hand sanitizer/ hand sanitizer wipes and wipe down the card machine and the gas handle. Then finally, after that is all done you can insert your card push the buttons, choose your fuel grade, then pump, and finally, you can place the pump back on the machine. Then you have to strategically take off the gloves like I was trained when dealing with blood and then I have to use my hand sanitizer then I can get in my car and leave. This new task and very detail-oriented "dance" was foreign to most of us this time one year ago and now it has become a way of life. This is important to note this change because there was a time before that it was not like this and maybe one day we may get close back to that but if not we need to document the change.