Only Yellow Lights…

Will we ever see an end to this pandemic? It seems like one yellow light after another, with no end in sight. That is the most depressing place to be. That is what this post is all about.


“There are no red and green lights here. There’s just a yellow that flashes … and flashes … and flashes. And that’s not a color that people generally — or Americans specifically — respond to all that well.”

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The quote above brought on the idea for this post. It is about the stop and go of this COVID epidemic. There have been brief periods when I, and I imagine most of you, thought we finally got all this stuff under control and some normalcy will soon return. Then something else happens. I know I am not supposed to blame the anti-vaxxers on this latest round, as they will only make them more resistant, but it’s hard to not put the blame where it so obviously resides.

From a personal standpoint, I am so depressed that this pandemic has taken away some of the few travel years I have left on this earth. I am about to finish up my 75th year on this planet, and my balance is getting worse now, so I can see a time in the not-too-distant future where I have to stop taking solo trips around the country. I just finished up the six-year design and construction of my µRV, and now it looks like I just might not be able to use it for much longer! That pisses me off!

I likely will be robbed of some of the joys of the final years remaining because of this pandemic. Of course, I know that there have been millions of people who have lost their lives to COVID-19, so maybe I have no right to really complain. Maybe I should just hang it up and stick pretty much to my new retirement community apartment? Maybe I should be happy in that? But I’m NOT.

I know the selfish and ungodly me that just wants to throw away all the things that prevent further death and hospitalization, and let their ignorance and resulting deaths occur. But, I must always be attuned to my spiritual side that says there is a light of God in all of us that needs love and nourishment to flourish. We need to protect those who won’t protect themselves. It is the “right” thing to do.