Slowww ride…


For more than a year, life has been moving along at a snail’s pace.  Slow and rather un-easy.

Of course, this is one more COVID-type diatribe, at least from where I’m sitting.   I’ve written at least a dozen (maybe more) virus-related pieces in the last year and it’s been difficult, at times, to not focus on the infectious agent which has been holding the world captive. Let’s face it, no matter how anyone attempts to move beyond the virus-ties-that-bind, we just keep circling around, hoping to see an exit.  Even a rest stop would be a good thing.

But, hope just might be on the horizon as more and more people are being vaccinated.  If everyone continues to behave in accordance to the constantly changing virus guidelines, maybe, just maybe, there will be a final curtain call of this monstrous pandemic. 

What’s key here is to take it slow, stay informed and proactive.  None of the vaccines will bring an immediate immunity but, in typical human style, there are people already flinging their masks into the air after receiving the inoculations, reminiscent of Mary Tyler Moore’s famous hat toss from her television show.  Others are rushing to be with friends in long overdue get-togethers, understandable but foolish as this virus, along with its variants, isn’t quite done with us yet. 

We’re all on this slow ride…together.  I couldn’t resist some music for the trip!


workshop-button-1From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop…Write a blog post inspired by the word: slow.



  1. Kat says:

    I’ve written a lot about this too, but everything keeps coming back to this stupid virus. I’m bracing myself for another possible wave and am crossing all my fingers and toes that it doesn’t send us backward. I honestly don’t leave my house much anyway, but it would be really nice to visit with my family again!

    • Patty says:

      I am so with you on the possible second wave, Kat. Once the weather breaks and people are on an outside move, it’s almost inevitable that the infection rate will rise. That, and the false sense of security that too many have after receiving the vaccinations. There is so much we don’t know about the effectiveness of the vaccines, especially the immunity they provide.

      My Florida family will be visiting this summer, after two years of not seeing them, and I’m both excited and concerned.

      Stay safe!

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