Monday, April 20, 2020

So, apparently...

... a lot can change in a month.

In fairly short order, the world has turned upside down.  Human civilization has ground to a halt while efforts are focused on dealing with a pandemic.  It's a bit like a science-fiction story, apart from the bit about it not being a story.

Like a lot of stories, it does have heroes.  So that's good.  But it's not a single take-charge-and-fix-everything hero like the type that wears a colourful suit and can fly (and/or leap tall buildings in a single bound).  Our very real heroes number in the thousands, and many of them wear scrubs and lab coats (and lots of masks and gloves).

While the professionals are working their butts off to get us through this, many of the rest of us are sitting tight and trying not to make things worse.  For some of us, that might mean feeling like we have too much time on our hands. 

In that case, I'd humbly recommend some sort of creative project.  Writing (obviously), painting, knitting, sewing, carpentry, gardening, that sort of thing.  Or, you know, you could try your hand at video editing.  Like the inspired genius who did a remix of our Prime Minister mis-speaking a word during his daily televised address.  Having a project can help distract us for a little while, and maybe give focus to an otherwise unproductive day.

In time, we'll be on the other side of this, and humanity will find a new version of 'normal'.  I don't know exactly what that'll look like, but I'm hoping we'll finally get flying cars.

P.S.  In less-important news, Book 3 is going through its second round of edits & rewrites.  In a few weeks, I hope to get it out to the Readers Of The Apopsicle for them to look at and/or throw stones at it.