Trying Hard 

Trying hard to not buy in to the hysteria surrounding - suffusing - COVID-19. Not really as successful in this endeavor as I would like myself to be. But when a trip to the market results in lacerations or worse in the TP aisle, or some crazed bloody eyed suburbanite hoarding at gunpoint the last of the eggs, well, it's hard to stay strong. Perhaps self-quarantine is best, so as to try to unsee the rampant greed and arrogance our that defines our species.

These are fast and strange time we live in, to quote the Good Doctor, Even the fat lazy Canada geese that overwinter round these parts have grown canines and bicuspids and are turning on the retirees that feed them scraps from their lakeside gazebos, ripping chunks of flesh from the bony fingers of their benefactors. Carnage at the supermarket and the fishing hole.

And how. 

We here at the House Of Strays wish you a healthy week. Stay well, be kind and helpful to each other - we're all we've got, after all.

Here's a tune from my first CD Wills and Won'ts that features the beautiful piano work of my friend Beth Lederman. "It's All Right"

2 comments

  • Susan
    Susan Surprise, AZ
    Thank you, Eric. That was beautiful and just what we need. It is going to be all right. Susan

    Thank you, Eric. That was beautiful and just what we need. It is going to be all right.
    Susan

  • Chris Raypole
    Chris Raypole Phx
    3 stores this morning before mission accomplished. I did notice another thing beside the desperate asshats. Eye contact. A willingness to reach out and make contact with each other as well as a palpable sense of the general desire to be cooperative, the thing humans do which makes all of the good things possible. The cashier I finally stood in front struck me as heroic by just pushing ahead with a smile. It's the little things eh?

    3 stores this morning before mission accomplished. I did notice another thing beside the desperate asshats. Eye contact. A willingness to reach out and make contact with each other as well as a palpable sense of the general desire to be cooperative, the thing humans do which makes all of the good things possible. The cashier I finally stood in front struck me as heroic by just pushing ahead with a smile. It's the little things eh?

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