Opening Post

The Future is Now

I feel so old. I never thought I’d be one to say, “When I was young,” or “I never thought I’d live to see the day…” but here we are, where people (not just women, now) are coloring their hair bright purple, blue, or green (pink is considered mild) like we used to see in movies depicting the future.

And children going to school on the computer? Truly never even conceived of that! Now my 6-year-old granddaughter is doing 1st grade from her dining room table. How bizarre is that?

Working from home over the computer goes right along with that, but I’ve been doing it for years. But now so is my son. And so are a lot of other people, because of the coronavirus.

And especially this wearing of masks… now this is really something out of the future (although they’ve been doing it in China for a long time). It’s something I thought I’d never see in my lifetime in this country. But I faithfully wear mine, because I don’t dare be exposed to Covid-19.

Yes, the future is definitely now.

But what can we do about it? My husband and I see it very differently. I simply accept things the way they are — part of my therapy from DBT, the mindfulness training I received.

He is more of a catastrophist. That’s beyond the “glass half empty” type of person. He thinks we’re gonna have another civil war, and he wants to buy a gun to protect ourselves. Needless to say, this idea scares me to death.

And now the President has Covid-19. But at least he is recovering, and is not going to die from it, like so many other people. So our nation will continue on as it has been, with its leadership intact. And we will have our elections next month as scheduled. Now that will be interesting, won’t it?

I won’t say who I’m pulling for, because I don’t discuss politics – I think it just divides people and causes too much discord. But suffice to say, I am definitely interested in the outcome of this year’s election.

In the meantime, things just go along.

My husband had to have a procedure at the hospital yesterday (it was scheduled, no emergency) and since I am such a nervous driver, we had our son take him for it.

He needed to have a driver because he was having general anesthesia and they required our son to wait for my husband, but because of Covid-19, he was not allowed to wait in the hospital – they made him wait out in the car and they called him when my husband was done and ready to be picked up.

This wouldn’t have been like this before. This virus has made things so inconvenient for people. But I guess they need to do it this way to protect people, so what can I say?

Anyway, I hope you are staying safe during this time, and that you are keeping your bipolar disorder under control.

Wishing you joy and stability,

Remember God loves you and so do I,
Michele

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