All we’ve got is hope

Tomorrow was supposed to be my flight to Ireland for a two-week vacation. I love Ireland, and have been several times, but this would only be the second trip for my husband. I was looking forward to showing him all the magical, beautiful places in the land I love.

However, that’s obviously not happening. Maybe not until next year. Maybe not even then.

What am I going to do, though? Storm the state capitol and demand my right to fly on a possibly infectious plane, and bring my possibly infectious self to a country that’s got their own worries, and possibly bring them a whole new strain?

No. I stay at home (well, except for being required to go into work in my office) and ride out the wave. Because I care about other people, and don’t want my selfishness and privilege and righteousness to get them ill.

Because I care about other people, and don’t want to get them ill.

Say it after me.

Because I care about other people, and don’t want to get them ill.

Not just my friends and family, but the waitress at the carry-out. And her aging mother. And her asthmatic son. Or the grocery store clerk that can’t stay home, as an essential worker. And his roommate, who has Crohns and is immunocompromised.

I get that some places are starting up work again. I get that if they don’t, they lose their business and entire life’s savings. That’s what our government help was SUPPOSED to keep from happening, but there was so much political wrangling on BOTH sides that the help was horrible, patchy, and completely inadequate.

I hope reopening goes slowly, smartly, and safely.

I hope that it doesn’t trigger a second wave, but that’s a faint hope, and not something I can do much about.

All I can do is hope. Do not take the hope away from me. It’s all some of us have. It’s all that keeps us going each day.

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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One comment on “All we’ve got is hope
  1. PedroL says:

    Hopefully, when this situation passes, you’ll be able to visit Ireland 🙂 stay safe and greetings from Portugal, PedroL


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