A different WORLD

by Ricardo
(USA)

The year was 2020. As I walked around. Everywhere that I looked people were "masked."


It came to mind some of the old segments on the Twilight Zone television, some of them were rather unusual and made you think, could this really happen, yet, here we are living in a period of time where no one knows what the future will hold, of course, we never did!

But now, with the virus, the discontent in the streets and with our political leaders, VERY uncertain, frightening times. These are times that most all of us have never lived thru before and hopefully will never have to again!

They are times of question, fear, contemplation, and longing for peace and harmony, of times gone by and memories of "The way it was."

We miss those positive times that most all took for granted, which for now, are gone and perhaps not returning in quite the same manner.

We shall see how This all plays out and how the history books will write of these times of peril and didcontent...are we redefining the word normalcy?

As I look around at these masked individuals... expressionless, I wonder what is going thru there minds. A picture is worth a thousand words.

This virus has cheated us, the world of so many precious things, let us not ever again take them for granted!

Stay safe and appreciative of what you have, it may be lost tomorrow!

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Sep 14, 2020
Twilight Zone Indeed
by: Canadian Retiree

Ricardo, you’re a good writer. I enjoyed your comparison of wearing a mask to an episode of the Twilight Zone. We certainly are living in strange times.

I’ve been retired about 2 years now and did not easily adjust to it. Being stuck at home has made it worse. I miss my job and coworkers and identity. However I’m thankful I am not going out in public commuting to work every day.

Yes it’s going to be interesting to see how events unfold as time marches on.

Sep 13, 2020
a different world
by: matt i

Very well written post--its seems all a illusion but its a real depiction of what the entire world is experiencing--now the wild fires out west and hurricanes in the south on top of virus, yes we must remain humble and appreciative as that is the what the 2020 is asking at the end of the day for us to at least consider.

Sep 08, 2020
Ricardo Speaks for so many
by: Elna Nugent Lenox, MA

Hello from Elna

It helps to know that all of us seem to bo going through our own personal pandemic.

It is so frustrating not to be able to do all the things we just naturally do. For a while I really hated it. One dictionary calls it "a disease prevalent within an entire country/continent.

Eventually, we seem to be able to find something that brings sense and sensibility into our lives
Ha.

Elna Nugent


Sep 08, 2020
I am Legend
by: Jim from New York

Yes I agree. These are strange times. It is like a bad dream. The current Coronavirus epidemic reminds me of a 2007 Science Fiction movie that was titled "I am Legend" .

In this film a "man made" virus designed to kill cancer accidently mutates into a lethal pathogen virus that kills 99% of humanity. (BTW, As a side note, the Corona Virus by has killed about 0.01% of the world population, that is about 900,000 people in over 200 countries according to Worldometer.info ).

I like this film because it has a redemptive theme.

In the end, a virologist develops a cure and he ends up losing his life in order to save mankind from destruction.

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