Covid-19 gets personal


The weather was nice last weekend in Sacramento.  It was my third week in captivity and I was itching to rent a car and venture beyond my four walls. An expired Driver License has delayed my adventure for a week.

The world is closed, without the daily distractions my personal relationships are front and center. Because of  the Corona Virus, I find myself calling everyone in my phone book, some people I haven’t spoken to in years for a wellness check.

Friday evening, I  learned two friends in New York City are recovering from the Corona Virus.  One is at home and the other is recuperating in a hospital in the city.   On Sunday, I learned a friend in Washington is in the hospital with the virus and this morning I another friend who was taken to the hospital last night in Georgia.

In the last 72 hours the Corona Virus became personal, its no longer a number on the upper right corner on CNN.   Its a friend I went to school with, a friend who took my mother to the hospital when I was out of town.  A friend, who helps me find my center when my life was out of control and a friend I’ve known forever in New York.

Nearly 800,000 Americans have contracted the Corona Virus since January.

Four of my friends are included in this number….

CityFella

 

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Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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