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Life In The Era of Coronavirus


I am writing this in Berkeley California as the state and local communities are shutting down gatherings-change is erupting. A week ago this change had not arrived as conditions and variables were familiar in our living with more individual plans and expectations. I/we were free to do as beings less limited in collective action.


I/we are now in the stage of waiting and seeing, some like me on one-side of the continent away from home on the other, wondering if domestic travel will be halted before a scheduled flight on Monday. Being over 60 by,15 years, having scarred-lungs from double pneumonia as an infant, and currently having radiation treatment (implants), I am firmly in the "risk of major implications if I catch it," category. I am visiting with one daughter and talking on the phone with the other. Their fear is focused on their dad, my fear not so much.


We are always here and now no matter where and what, Actions I'm taking are checking-in with friends, family, and Sangha members. Projections, predictions, expectations are not much of my concern. Rather, washing hands, including thumbs, wiping surfaces, keep distance, containing coughing and sneezing are part of my daily routine,