It’s the end of the world (as we know it)

by Eve D.

I mean, seriously? It’s barely mid-March, and the whole world is falling apart around us. I don’t even have to update you, or explain it to you, because no matter where you are in the world, you know what I am talking about. Isn’t that wild? As someone said on Facebook the other day, this is the first time that every single person or country is battling the same problem. Wild, I tell you!

Information changes daily. Each day is gloomier than the one before it. The “conservative” projections for South Africa are a 60% infection rate, with 20% of those “serious”. I cannot begin to fathom that. And we “only” have 202 cases right now. I am gutted for Italy, for China, for Spain, for Germany. I want to scream at the US and the bunch of fuckwits that are running that shitshow. I take my hat off to our President, and hope we do even more, soon. Somehow, against all reason, I am praying that something intervenes and flattens that curve. A treatment, a cure. Anything. And in the next 2-3 weeks please.

How are we going to recover financially? I have no clue. Small businesses are going to collapse.

I am worried for Craig, who is in the UK. Although we broke up (did I mention that here yet? If not, then I now find myself with SO much extra time on my hands that I am sure a post will follow shortly), I still worry for him. No matter what his new circumstances are, he is still in a new country, going through a near-apocalypse, on his “own”. I would not enjoy that. And he’s still looking for a job, as far as I know. (!)

As for me, I am greatly immuno-compromised. As in…I have no functioning immunity system at all. Am I scared? Not yet. But I am self-isolating and spending the next 30 days at home with my kids, with only the MOST essential excursions only (like doctor visits, essential groceries etc). So far, so good. I have high hopes for what we can actually achieve in the next month (look! I’m blogging!). One thing for sure, there is time to write, and there is lots to write about.

In the meantime, please stay safe. Social distancing is the least that you should be practising, if you cannot self-isolate. Look after your elders and your staff.

Much love to all!

Eve Dmochowska

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