No one’s in it. I had the entire mall to myself this morning. Where is everyone? Holding out at home, too terrified to risk contagion at any cost.
Soon there won’t be any excuse for that. We won’t have time to sit around and dream up conspiracy theories. Thanks to thousands of scientists around the world, we now have not one but two vaccines to protect ourselves with! This is nothing short of miraculous.
2020 has taught us more than we realize. For one thing, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Clicking our heels together will not return us to any former semblance of what life once was. We are poised to make it infinitely better. So let’s get ourselves and communities up and running. What does that entail? Vaccinations!
As one who goes faint at the sight of a needle, I welcome this one. I will take it as willingly as I popped that sugar cube in 1961 to eradicate polio. It is my duty as a human to be as impervious to this invisible plague as possible. It is our duty to fight it together. I will take it in the arm like a big girl to protect my family and friends as well as yours. Hopefully, you’ll return the favor.
If not, you will not be part of the solution and you know what that means.
Do we really need any more grandstanding? We’ve already watched the screen fall from our very own Wizard of Oz, yet he continues to pull the strings of his dwindling, political puppetry. Incredulously, his flock follows him over one cliff after another seemingly unscathed. Perhaps it’s because their bodies lack backbones.
So, let’s stiffen our resolve. Together, we can give America and the rest of the world a real shot in the arm. Let the Emperor walk around with no clothes. There isn’t much to see anyway. Soon enough, no one will be interested in him at all. We will all be too busy looking at each other– face to face.