July 30th, 2021

We have been living in “the bubble” now for almost a year and a half. I rarely leave our small condo for fear of the Corona virus that continues to ravish our nation where over a million fellow Americans have now died. Each dreary morning when the sun comes up on the dusty, smoke gray sky the television starts blaring out the continued news of the unstoppable pandemic. We see it, we grieve, but we do it virtually without tears for we have forgotten how to cry. We no longer remember what a friendly, consoling hug or human touch is like. Meanwhile, the politicians keep promising that an effective vaccine is just around the corner. We will have it soon and that everything will be “OK”. But how do they know? They are just existing in their own virtual bubbles, protected from the great illness that continues growing like a cancer in our land. When we suffer physical or mental ills do we see a doctor? Yes, but only online. Living in the bubble sucks. No more sports to watch as baseball, football, and all other athletic events we enjoyed for so long are now illegal, so we have to content ourselves with streaming video shows, most of which contain unspeakable violence and repeated bad language. Oh, how things could have been different if we had only listened to the voices of reason. Wear face coverings, keep social distancing, avoid large crowds. But many thought themselves invincible that not only brought on the financial panic and the greatest depression in our history that has left our economy in ruin, but also took so many unnecessary lives. Oh, we need to get to church and pray for our survival…but we can only do it virtually, and remember- no singing allowed as it can continue to spread the unstoppable virus. God, please keep our electronics working as they are our only link to the world outside the bubble that I don’t think we will ever be able to leave.


  • Lou Reinitz LJR Insurance Solutions LLC

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