101 “Pandemic Ponders” From Wheelescapades…Timely Indeed…

101 Pandemic Ponders

I follow a terrific Blogger who goes by “Wheelescapades” – she writes of many things, including her life in a wheelchair…she posts great stuff, and she shared this the other day.

I had planned on just “re-blogging” her original post, but her “Reblog” button won’t activate for me, so I had to cut and past…that said, all credit goes to her for sharing this originally.

In the uncertainly of living in a world of Covid-19, she shares 101 thoughts to ponder:

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Here is what she posted:


I’M FULL OF UNARTICULATED THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW. SO HERE YOU ARE….

1. I think I’ve got it.

2. I’m never gonna get it.

3. Of course I will.

4. Stay at home.

5. Is this really lockdown?

6. I need to read all the news.

7. I must not look at the news.

8. I need a Starbucks.

9. I’m shielding.

10. Why didn’t they give me a sword.

11. I can’t survive without people touching me.

12. Hold your breath.

13. I’ve always been a little socially distant.

14. This is when not being a hugger comes in handy.

15. And not being able to touch my face.

16. My garden isn’t just a thoroughfare.

17. Look at all the pretty flowers.

18. My cats couldn’t care less.

19. Why am I not a cat?

20. Did he just answer me?

21. I hate people.

22. Is common sense subjective?

23. I miss people.

24. I still need a Starbucks.

25. The sun is shining.

26. Please can I have a bigger garden.

27. When will I ever go out again.

28. I don’t think I should ever leave the house.

29. Just keep crafting.

30. I can’t say I’m bored.

31. Maybe I was made for isolation.

32. I need people.

33. Is ‘anti-bacing the antibac’ a thing?

34. Yes. Along with every other thing that anybody in history has ever touched.

35. I miss pre-made sandwiches.

36. How many films can I watch in one day.

37. A book read in three days.

38. We are setting records here.

39. Numbers make me anxious.

40. We are all just a number.

41. Is it day 73?

42. We don’t talk about Italy now do we.

43. My most used emojis are changing.

44. Am I changing?

45. Was that a cough, does my throat hurt?

46. What’s everyone doing with all the flour?

47. Is it a secret cure?

48. I do not want to do a Facebook daily challenge!

49. Out for lunch. In the garden.

50. Who knew I’d get sunburnt in lockdown.

51. The birds are so loud.

52. Will they takeover when we are all gone?

53. Maybe that’s the plan.

54. I have short term plans.

55. Like eating cake tomorrow.

56. Everyone is making or baking.

57. Keep calm and carry on.

58. No.

59. When did the NHS become a charity?

60. Hero’s don’t need breaks and higher pay?

61. The days are going faster than expected.

62. As are the hours.

63. Don’t let them be a waste.

64. The year we all stood still.

65. I bet they’ll make a film of it.

66. I haven’t been to the cinema this year.

67. I miss gigs.

68. I want to walk in an eerie city.

69. And a forest.

70. But every other human being will be there.

71. There’s coughing in every tv show.

72. They’re not social distancing.

73. I’m obsessed.

74. I can finally see in people’s houses.

75. I should video chat more.

76. Am I more sociable in lockdown?

77. I still don’t know what lockdown is.

78. I better dye my hair.

79. There’s live theatre online.

80. What will I ever need to leave the house for?

81. Am I forgetting what a real life person looks like?

82. My friends are all flat images.

83. What will crowds be like?

84. The flowers are still wild.

85. Could I be any more alert?!

86. What is an unskilled worker?

87. Now everyone knows what PPE is.

88. Where can I get some?

89. Don’t wear a mask.

90. Wear a mask.

91. Make sure it’s the right one.

92. I’m not leaving the house anyway.

93. We are not all in the same boat.

94. I need a holiday. Alone.

95. I’m allowed to meet a friend.

96. Who would I choose?

97. Where will be the first place I go?

98. I miss busses. I do.

99. I want to people watch.

100. I’m not leaving the house.

101. I haven’t sacrificed 11 weeks of life to risk losing it now.

Thanks to Gemma for sharing this – you can follow her here:

https://wheelescapades.com

In addition to the ongoing pandemic, we’ve had to face up once again to the issue os systemic racism in America…another of my fellow Bloggers posted a great “Activists Reading List”, which gives everyone a chance to become better informed – there is a solution, it will just take time and more importantly, and understanding of how serious and long-standing the issue is…you can see that terrific reading list here:

https://johnrieber.com/2020/06/02/the-activist-reading-list/

I also posted a trip I took to Jackson Mississippi a few years ago, where symbols and signs acknowledging the “Freedom Trail” were everywhere:

It is sobering to see the signs that acknowledge the civil rights struggle, in most cases less than 60 years ago…you can see more of the “freedom trail” here:

https://johnrieber.com/2020/05/31/americas-racism-and-the-mississippi-freedom-trail-one-states-sobering-civil-rights-history/

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22 replies

  1. Thank you for featuring my writing John, I’m glad so many people can resonate with what to me was just a babble of thoughts!

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  2. Wheelscapes’ advice is sound for all-bodied peoples. I’ll check her out.
    ANd yes, the civil rights movement continues on. WHere is peace?

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  3. Some food for thoughts. I will head over and follow her. I think the list pretty much describes how everyone thinks. I’m scared of people starting to relax now. Thanks for a great post.

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  4. This is an interesting post John. I have headed over to her blog and followed her – her posts look interesting.

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  5. Wonderful repost John. I like others can completely relate!

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  6. I can relate some of the 101, John. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I like how it sounded like a poem. A universal post!

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  8. An interesting response, John. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That’s a great repost, John. She nailed the whole thing in 101 lines.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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