Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Getting Shot

 There were reports of thousands around this nation being shot on this day, December 14, 2020. 

Isn't that wonderful?

We have waited for today in all the endless tomorrows since President Trump first decided our best response was to ignore Covid 19 until it disappeared of its own accord, "like a miracle."

This is that miracle. This is the shot in the arm we have been dying to receive.

As the horrific numbers have exploded, the daily toll of death becoming ever more unfathomable, hospitals running out of ways to explain the horror within their borders, our heads have found no more room for anguish.

And so what we witnessed today was the beginning of the end of all the fear, all the pain, all the sorrow, all the isolation. 

It is merely the start, but we can begin to see the outlines of a life that had lost all shape and all context.

It will be hard to stay patient in the coming weeks and months until we are asked to roll up our sleeve and make a fist, when it is our turn to hear the words, "this will only hurt for a moment."

It  has hurt for so much longer.. 

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