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Surviving the Spanish Shutdown: Day 6

A letter to my fellow humans…

I would like to see my parents play with my daughter again. Someday soon is preferable. I want to see their shared joy and giggles. I want to watch how uncomfortable Squirms tongue kisses make them. I want to roll my eyes when they think her tantrums are funny and a payback.

I am heart sick that people are treating this so casually. Get your ass in your home and stay there until the numbers start to drop. Things are about to get bad. Really bad. The type of bad that you can’t even imagine. Prepare to be ridiculously uncomfortable and bored. Boredom is a privilege of those who are alive. And if you think it’s boring being quarantined, do you think it’s entertaining in the ICU?

This isn’t going to be over by April 1st. If we are lucky and we all do our part, we might just be able to enjoy the end of the summer outside. It sucks. But literally EVERY SINGLE DAMN PERSON ON THE PLANET IS DEALING WITH THIS TOO! This isn’t happening to you. The 800 people who died in Italy over the last 24 hours did not die to cause you discomfort. Stop being so selfish and get inside.

And stay away from my wonderful, selfless parents who would be devastated if they gave you a cold, let alone a deadly virus.

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