13 March 2020

Extra Long, Extra Ordinary

https://twitter.com/science_goddess/status/1324844615

I don't know about you, but this week felt like it lasted as long as two weeks. And today? It felt extra long. I can't tell you what motivated me to tweet this sentiment back in 2009 (full list of tweets from today's date here). I don't remember why the day was so exhausting or what made it feel like forever.

I can tell you that today has everything to do with COVID 19. We live in a state that is the epicenter of the infection in the US. Our governor has announced that we are closing our schools starting next week and going through April 24. And while I am convinced that this is the right thing to do, it is a lot to take in. I don't quite know how to process a six-week stoppage to a school year due to an unseen enemy. I admit that I am also unclear as to why I am required to keep going to work when others are not. Maybe over time that will change. I hope that it doesn't take a heartbreaking event to engender a different path forward.

For now, I am home...watching and waiting to see what the next long long long day will bring.

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