"Tomorrow we shall go to the seaside!
I very much want to see the big waves coming in,
and the tiny crabs, and the sand castles".
The Velveteen Rabbit
I wrote that we were
suffering through a horrible heat wave.
This week it is not so bad.
Whether we are just getting used to it or not,
I don't know.
Eighty degrees used to seem so hot,
now it seems practically frigid.
Maybe it is just that my "fool the eye and the mind" plan
is working, so in order not to jinx it,
I will carry it on this week.
The photos I am showing today are from awhile ago.
I have played with them a bit,
because that is what I like to do
and, also, to make them look newer
to your eyes.
It has been awhile
since we have been to the beach,
but the scattering of small shells around
does bring a feeling of it
to the mountains.
Just looking at a long ago memory
can bring back the sound of waves crashing in the distance,
and then, softly, touching the shore.
for something to write about, I am.
I had a whole other post written
but something I ordered,
something which makes
the whole story make sense,
didn't arrive in time
you will read about it next week.
and it is important for me
to share it today...
I wouldn't be surprised
if you knew it was coming:
What goes around, comes around.
We are again going backwards
closely to square one
as far as the Corona virus is concerned.
The simple fact is:
the more the virus becomes exposed,
the more it mutates.
The only way, now,
that it can mutate
is through unvaccinated individuals.
I am thinking back to the beginning.
This virus came out of nowhere
and took us all by surprise.
It quickly turned into something
that we would never imagine
in our wildest dreams.
What wouldn't we do
to have something at our fingertips
that could keep it at bay
and keep people from getting
so sick and dying?
We were told
that we were all in this together,
and I assumed
that we all would give anything
to have the ability to stop it.
Now we have a vaccine.
We made a quick trip
to Santa Cruz last Friday
and sat in traffic for too many hours.
To pass the time,
we listened to talk radio
and I was truly appalled
at the amount of callers
who were under so much misinformation
about the vaccine.
It was mind blowing.
I don't know where they are
getting their facts
but it is downright scary.
There is much talk of incentives
being thrown around
to convince people to get the vaccine.
Could that be any more selfish?
How about trading your loved one's
for a ticket to a ball game?
Think about it!
You are trying so hard
to not let the government control you
(or so you think)
that you are forgetting how much jeopardy
you are putting your
neighbors, communities and families in,
not to mention ones who are unable,
for health reasons,
to get the vaccine.
The time for babysitting is over!
get your shots,
and quit complaining about wearing masks.
It may sound very simplistic
but it will be so good
when we can all trust each other again.
That will be getting back to normal
which used to be what
everyone said they wanted.
We now have the means.
Make it happen.
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