Last week’s emotional rollercoaster ride was far too intense. Glad it’s over.
In addition to the ever-present stressful dilemma of figuring out travel plans, my daughter was evacuated from her home in Kelowna. Thankfully she is back at home, albeit still on an alert.
I really need to stop following the news. Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires….those are merely the natural disasters.
COVID-19. The Delta variant. The other variants. To mask or not to mask. To mandate vaccination in the workplace. This virus isn’t going anywhere in my lifetime. Traumatized children…..what is their destiny? I can only pray for my grandchildren.
Afghanistan. It was wrong to send troops there in the first place. Apparently nothing was learned from the fiasco in Vietnam. And now thousands of innocent people will die yet again.
The above song was released back in 1965. I guess not much has changed.
No we’re not. There are still four more months left before the year from hell is over.
Topping the list of disasters is COVID-19. It’s closely followed by race riots, typhoons, cyclones hurricanes and wildfires.
Politics? I usually shy away but today feel the need to rant. The United States will soon have to change its name to The Divided States as both parties are intent on ridiculing and condemning the tactics of each other. And as if Canada has not attempted to control our lives enough they are now issuing directives about how to conduct our sex lives. And I’m still here in Mexico where conflicting reports as to the status of the virus have become the norm.
All three countries have totally lost sight of the true concept of democracy and keeping the best interests of the people in mind. Instead they have succeeded in creating a world filled with panic and anxiety.
The effects of this trauma on children will be huge in the future. While the younger ones think internet classes and masks are part of an interesting game, older children are fearful of all the uncertainty in their lives today.
Children today are already too addicted to technology. Interpersonal communication is a skill that is seriously in jeopardy more today than ever before.
Can Zoom or FaceTime ever replace in person contact?
Can a virtual hug replace a physical hug in terms of nourishing feelings of love and security?
I highly doubt it.