Grocery Workers

They’re not just “clerks” anymore; they are heroes. They continue to face the public every day while the rest of us hunker down and only have contact a few times a week. They are there so that we have food. They will deliver to our homes; they will bring pre-ordered groceries out to our car and load them in the back while we stay safe in the driver’s seat. Hopefully their jobs are secure as long as people need to eat.

I am struck at how quickly a so-called civilized nation is becoming a basic survival nation. So far our electricity and water have stayed on, but how long will that last? Our friend in Ukraine is experiencing power outages and will likely face water rationing soon. The whole planet is becoming “third world”. Is this what life during the “dark” medieval ages was like? I look outside and the sky is blue, the dogwood and wisteria and azaleas and everything is bursting with color. There is music and art and humor still available as long as we have an internet connection.

Hang in there, everyone. I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel yet, but I know it will come.

“If you are going through Hell, keep going.” – not Churchill, but a useful adage none the less.

Published by Adrian Dee

Flutist, composer

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