(For A to Z posts, keep scrolling.)April 2020 update
April 1 question -The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?
My world isn't all that ruined. I'm off from work, which is difficult but logical. Honestly, I could walk away from society and go back to living in the woods. It wouldn't bother me. Overall, I'd prefer it. There are a few reasons I don't, but they aren't mattering nearly as much right now.
My Snookums is not so very prepared for days like these. I do worry for my spouse, who has gotten a bit stir-crazy. Is anyone else trying to write (or blog) (or blog on your own blog, a blog where you're a team member, and another blog where you're a co-host and there's a challenge with about 500 people involved right now...) while someone you live with is going crazy?
"Did you clean those keys? Let me just... stop typing! I'm trying to wipe your keyboard..."
Yeah. Third time today. Love you, Snookums.
It must be love, or my 🙄eye rolls🙄 would be committing murder. Just kidding.
Hunting, fishing, making my own clothing, living outside -- I've done all of these things enough in my life. If it comes to it, I'll do it again.
But I hope the world heals. And I hope there's healthcare for everyone in the United States soon. I'm reminded again that I'm a savage, that my people were savages, and that to be a savage meant that we never left one of our own to die because they didn't have money. Leaving the poor to rot is something only civilized people can justify. Then again, a huge chunk of my people were wiped out by pox blankets, so really, what do I know, what do any of us know?
I'm angry that so many tribes are being denied access to healthcare and clean water. Angry, but not surprised. It has been that way for a very long time. The pandemic just sheds extra light on it. It wouldn't shock me if another genocide came to take out the Native Americans that are locked onto reservations. It'll end up being a "recoverable backlash" by the politicians that make the choice. Yes, there's an election coming up. But voting rights of people on reservations have always been dicey.
See, I tried to start this post off lighthearted and positive. But if I think about it, write about it, a lot of darkness comes out. Anyone else use Grammarly? There's a tone detector to tell you how your writing is coming off.
So maybe I'm not as okay as I say. But really, is anyone these days?