We knew that The Millennium was going to usher in changes! All during the closing years of the Nineteen Hundreds, we wondered what the Y2K Year would bring. We dared to believe that the Prophecies about ¨The Fiery End Of The World¨ were incorrect. And, right at first, that seemed to be so. No big deal! The Year 2000… already twenty years ago, now….. seemed to be, quietly. just like all the others.
But, how about now? The planet has been in Lockdown since March, 2020! Travel ability is not taken for granted any more, as airlines, hotels, motels and many universal businesses have failed or drastically reduced their services. And, if you are one of the “Lucky Ones” to snag a spot on an international transport, you may just pay with your life, if you get exposed to someone breathing out live, invisible, Covid 19 viruses.
We are all wearing face masks these days and trying not to get too close to one another. Holiday tables don´t swell with our beloved family members and our turkey dinners seem much more everyday than ever! It´s been a hundred years since Planet Earth went through our last global plague and we certainly weren´t the travelers, then, that we are now. Wind-driven, four-masters were mostly filled with merchants back then. Maybe they could outrun the scope, or the timing, of the infection, if some countries had no problems? Now, it´s inescapably present, all over the planet and covered by CNN; though we are not exposing ourselves to international contamination simply by watching TV.
Where does it lead? Where and when will it end? Nobody knows and everybody is in this together. And yet, there´s an overall cheerfulness and calm among us. Have you noticed that? A quiet confidence or easy behavior. It’s simply too big to panic about. Wear the masks! Wash the hands! Sit and stand apart! And get on with business! And Life!