Everyone in the street is doing their bit. At least I think they are.
We are all staying at home. We are limiting our going out to the necessary times, and when we do, we say we are wearing our masks to protect each other and ourselves.
Though the other day I ventured to the shopping centre to go to the supermarket and thinking I needed to be doing to right thing in wearing a mask as the people in charge of everyday life were now telling us, mask-wearing was considered a necessary step. But I seemed to be the lone wearer.
Maybe I thought I heard about the mask-wearing as not many people in the shopping centre were wearing them.
Now admittedly masks are not the most comfortable of things to wear, but I thought in light of public safety we should all be doing our bit.
And then I got to thinking that most of us consider the terrible things in life as happening to other people. Yes, the virus is real, but it doesn’t infect people like us so we feel we can go about our daily lives with some sense of illusionary immunity.
But I read an article written by an ICU nurse about what happens when you get so ill you end up on a ventilator and that knowledge scared the life out of me.
So despite what I see going on around me, I’ve embraced the ‘illusion’ of safety first, for my sake and yours.