Friday, 20 March 2020
Like, I lived through nine eleven. I remember that feeling of "what?" but also, not to be unkind, but that was an entire country away. Yes it affected us here, we didn't know if the ferries would be shut down or if "they" were coming after us too, we didn't know anything, but this is different.
This is waking up to press conference announcements from our Prime Minister about closing borders (at least partially, but we won't go into that) and suggestions to stay home, and talk of financial aid for the businesses and industries and people impacted by this. This isn't normal. Nor do I want it to ever become normal.
This is reading about people being laid off and let go, small businesses shutting down for.... who knows how long? Testing clinics being set up. Help lines being overwhelmed. Elective surgeries and dental visits being cancelled. None of this is normal.
I guess it's "normal" that I don't feel like it's normal. Because it's not.
And I guess I'm allowed to hate it and hate the feeling and be upset and confused that I don't really know what to do or how to "best" handle things.