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The storm rages on

The storm rages on and gathers momentum. It plummets the land and obscures vision. Suddenly it dies down and the people wait, with bated breath, and wonder if it’s over or if this is the eye of the storm. In a flash the intensity returns and multiples. The people hunker down and hope for the best.

I could be talking about the snow storm that is walloping the prairies or I could be referring to the pandemic. Take your pick but in some ways it’s the same. We must hope. We must believe. We must pivot and adjust.

Early morning – the landscape is now 100 white

I heard this video yesterday and felt that it was so worth sharing. He is the opposition leader in Manitoba and has the platform for his voice to reach those that need to hear it. He is believing in hope and in adjusting ourselves to the situation. It’s worth the six minutes of your time to watch it.

I can be hopeful that the link works but not certain. If it doesn’t just copy and paste it to your browser.

In 2119 when people roam around and look at cemeteries they shall see the toll that the 2020 pandemic cost in human lives. It will be as obvious as the 1918 one is now when you walk amongst the headstones and find 4 children and their mother all gone in the same year.

But we can do better. We have infinitely superior communication tools. Many then didn’t, especially in rural areas of the lands. Most of us have easy access to water, food and shelter that can occur without a lot of interaction. Many then didn’t, especially in the cities were they had to que up. Our health systems around the world have amazing tools that can help give people a fighting chance. Many then didn’t even have access to doctors or hospitals.

Let’s all pivot our thinking and stay safe for ourselves, our neighbours, our family and our friends. Let’s make good choices.

It turns out that the creative aspect of what I did today gave me lots of thinking time. I wanted to share the video so henceforth the post.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

10 thoughts on “The storm rages on

  1. I enjoyed the video. Individual sacrifice for the good of the community… a powerful message. I cringe every time I see the non-mask gatherings still being posted on FB. Yes, friends. One friend even said to me she “needed” to be going to her bowling league, even though she admitted no-one wore masks. How could she “live without it”? I worry about the filling up hospitals and what if someone I love does need that hospital bed? [and yes, case numbers locally are sky-rocketing again.] Ah well, thanks for sharing.


    1. I need my health long before I need my organized sport and socializing but that’s just me..
      I feel for health care workers world wide. People seem to have forgotten how hard they have worked throughout this entire pandemic.
      Thanks for reading and engaging Pat.

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    1. It is a good video that’s why I felt I had to share it. It is more than just the masks though; it’s closing our bubbles down and staying home. Thanks for engaging in the dialogue here.


  2. Great post and speech for sure. I think all of us need to realize Code Red means Love, not Stop. Following the health regulations is the most selfless thing any of us can do. One person’s rights and freedoms do not supplant those of society. That is why we are a society. If we all simply ignore these rules and regs and do what we want to do, none of us will get to be free for a very long time. Stay well Bernie. Allan

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    1. Thanks Allan and if we can move that message forward perhaps each of us can change one mind about their actions. Your comment is spot on about rights and society. Thanks for it and stay safe.

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