It feels like we are living in a nightmare. A horror movie even. But this is reality. The streaming channels are packed full of virus/epidemic type movies right now. Even apocalyptic style movies. As much as my daughter and I love scary movies, those are ones we are avoiding.
Today while grocery shopping, I hear over the intercom, “we want to encourage everyone to practice safe social distancing….” I didn’t hear the rest of what was said. All I could think as I observed all the shoppers and staff with their faces covered in masks and hands in gloves was that this is the stuff of horror movies.
But it’s not a movie. It’s reality. The monster under our beds isn’t a flesh and blood monster of our nightmares. It’s a virus. A virus that has now been shown to have been engineered in a laboratory. Which makes this whole situation worse. Oh monsters do exist. They look like you and me.