Just a quick thought inspired by a blogging friend in Australia. . .
Slowly, ever so slowly, the crust of this pandemic is beginning to crumble beneath the relentless pressure of macroeconomics where people can do whatever they please but their private actions and opinions are quickly lost — but as a group, the world is losing interest in it.
Our handlers are beginning to see its usefulness start to fray. We all have our masks and our coping methods. We are mourning our losses, getting our vaccine shots and even those who need to gripe about this injustice or that are seeing their willing audiences lose interest and take note that the Starbucks down the street is open and have an approved protocol for acquiring a latte.
We all know the numbers in the newspapers may or may not be true, but the testimony of our eyes, our friends and families strongly suggest that this thing is receding — losing energy and momentum. Small pieces of our routines are returning and our attentions are returning to whatever our prime ministers, our presidents or our dictators are doing, or saying, or hiding.
The large slow wave of this pandemic may have spent its power, or is about to, but with assurance, it will be replaced by the constant tide of things we were arguing about last April, or trying to buy, or trying to worship.
I just hope I have enough grace left to get to this April gracefully where I hope to see you already there smiling and enjoying life again.