In the news, we've had pretty much non-stop Coronavirus coverage, for 3 months. For the past 3 days, the focus has shifted to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. My heart aches for Mr. Floyd's family.
I sit in my house and watch the protests on TV. Almost every major city is involved. What happened in Minneapolis, is really a National problem.
There are people protesting peacefully, wearing masks, holding signs. But the images that stay in my head are the ones that show fires and looting... tear gas, rubber bullets, anger and violence.
It's scary to watch things unfold. Those protesting for justice, have been overshadowed by outside instigators.
From Riots to Space Travel
It was quite a contrast, seeing the launch of SPACEX, later this afternoon. Watching the countdown, took me back to being a kid again, in 1967. In fact this whole day, took me back to being 10 again.
In the summer of '67, we lived in Kalamazoo. I remember our family constantly watching the news on our black and white TV. They were covering the riots in nearby Detroit. It was a worrisome summer, in our odd rental house.
But at the end of the summer, we moved to Tallahassee. The world suddenly seemed exciting. The house we bought had belonged to a NASA astronaut and we were suddenly living not so far from Cape Kennedy!
So today, was a worrisome day, with a bright spot.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!