Out of the Blue

With five times as many confirmed COVID-19 cases than any other state in the US, my home state of New York is now "on pause." Yesterday the governor ordered all nonessential businesses closed and all nonessential workers to stay home, FEMA has declared New York a ‘Major Disaster’ area, and New York City is now considered the epicenter of America's coronavirus epidemic. Since MrsBlue's asthma puts her at greater than normal risk of severe complications, we were already committed to abundant caution. So other than a couple of careful forays to try and stock up on food, like so many around the globe, we had already isolated ourselves. In a touch of irony, MrsBlue staying home actually means I am less isolated, as I have long been used to working alone in the BlueCave. But this has never been a hardship for me, as I am quite introverted, and suited to this life. As most people, including MrsBlue, are not, I understand how difficult social isolation can be. So as this spreads I hope you can all stay well mentally as well as physically. Hopefully the isolation measures can stem the spread as we all look forward to things returning to a more normal state sooner rather than later. In the meantime, at least we can give thanks that New York liquor stores are deemed essential businesses. I think I can use a drink about now. Stay safe everyone!

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