President Trump did not want the cure to be worse than the disease, expressing hope that the country can get back to work or a more normal existence by Easter.
My church has canceled in-person services until after Easter. (For Easter, this church normally adds an extra early morning service to meet the demand of the parishioners) So who do you believe?
According to the New York Times, “Families are decking the halls to bring light in a dark time.” Christmas is close to the Winter Solstice when the amount of daylight is at a minimum. We are now past the Vernal Equinox when most places in the Northern Hemisphere are getting more than 12 hours of daylight (and increasing daily until June 20, 2020 ). So the darkness is more symbolic of hard times with an unknown future than the amount of daylight.
Christmas lights against a dark sky and wrapped around bare tree limbs is a wonderful, glowing gift to passersby. To me, Christmas lights competing with sunset and burgeoning leaves and flowers do not have the same impact. (Bah, humbug!)
On the plus side, I saw people walking out of Wegman’s with large packs of toilet paper. When I went back today, there were only single rolls left. However, this was the second store in a week that had toilet paper. (I have not seen any store have it in about three weeks.)
Adult incontinence supplies and feminine hygiene products and were also being rationed. So are flu and pain medicines.
Do you think that things are getting better or will they continue to get worse for at least a few more weeks? What things cheer you up these days?