Thoughts In The Times of Corona — Lockdown
The days are getting longer and longer.
Our office has allowed us to work from home three days a week. Working from home is not as easy as it sounds. Establishing a home office is an interesting experience though.
While going to the office (Mondays and Thursdays), inside the train, as well as walking in the streets, the fear of contracting the contagion is enormous.
A minor pain in any part of the body, and I see myself on a ventilator, breathing (or trying to) for life.
Is the fear of the virus more contagious than the virus itself?
Fear is important though. For millenniums, fear has made us careful, and kept our species alive.
Will we be careful, if there was no fear? I don’t think so!
Having said that, excess of fear can also be lethal.
In the city, the situation is going from bad to worst. Cases are soaring.
New York City, New York, US
Family members back home are worried. Mom is worried the most. I keep telling her that even if we contract the virus, we may not end up on a death bed, because we don’t have any co-morbidity (hopefully). She raises her head to the sky, and says, “Ye maulo jon saver sihat rand”. (May Maula bless you with good health). Amen, I say. Amen.
My children have not stepped out of the apartment for three weeks. Their school has formally started e-learning. The first day was a mess. But I think it is a good way of keeping the children engaged.