It’s been a full day, starting with ecstatic dance at the high road and ending with friends harmonizing tones under the full moon at Casa de Luz. My throat is sore – not from a cold, but from yelling with angry emotion at dance. I’ve apparently been storing some anger in my body while I’ve been feeling an abundance of love and ability to support others.
A guy approached me at Barton Springs today and tried to convince me that I should get vaccinated. I tried to tell him that I was quite satisfied with the full mix of antibodies I stored in my long-term memory after catching COVID-19.
My brother just texted me “I like the idea of starting back the blog with your conversation with the guy at Barton”.
Hmmm – Good idea! my past self thinks as it receives this message from the future! 🙂
Anyway, back to the “guy at Barton”, he asked me “Do you want the pandemic to end?” and when I took a while to answer, he was confused. “When someone asks me if I want the pandemic to end, I yell out YES!!!!”. I told him that I thought the pandemic would end when people stop paying attention to it, but that the cold virus that causes COVID-19 will be with us from here on and that he, and everyone else, will eventually be infected if they live long enough. I expressed my view that if everyone were vaccinated, then the strains of SARSCoV2 that didn’t like the vaccine would go away, leaving only the strains that were resistant to the vaccine to move around the world. I think it was around this point that he said our conversation wasn’t “fun” anymore.
In Austin, this week has seen the peak of cases and cases are heading back down. Perhaps that’s why Barton Springs required me to wrap my shirt around my head before letting me in. “Everyone must wear a mask to enter – manager’s orders”, said the person sitting in front of the gate. At least once you get inside the gate, you can immediately remove your mask, or shirt in my case, and walk freely wherever you wish. Society, in Austin and elsewhere, is really struggling with how to react as we are in coming up on two years since the first COVID-19 case was identified. It is interesting to see that cases are as high or higher than they have ever been, and yet everything is still open in most places around the world.
More to come on this topic. I’m tired now. I felt an urge to write and then realized it was day 600 since I started blogging about feeling a new world. Other topics coming are Love, intimacy, and making a movie to save the world.
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