Everything about those that support the Covid narrative and those that don't, has mostly been said. There are those who follow it, there are those that sort of follow it, and those who don't follow any of it. I try to keep myself in check, remembering both to love my neighbour blah blah blah, and that, according to my Qi Gong teacher, energy follows thought. That means something along the lines of I have a thought, it creates energy, energy creates matter and boom, I have created my reality. If I engage in negative thoughts about people wearing masks, washing their hands every time they pass someone in the street and keeping as far away from me as they can on a small path as if they are both doing me a favour and furious that I am not climbing the fence to keep out of their way too, then I create my experience of lower vibration hostility and judgement.
But. It is hard work. I took my car in for an MOT last week, and found myself wanting to stop being so reasonable. I am reasonable, because we get nowhere challenging very convinced people. After all, I am a very convinced person too, and I am utterly unmoved by the Covid pantomime.
At the door of the reception in this garage is a notice telling me not to cross the threshold. There is a bowl on a small table for my keys, and some hand gel in case I have suddenly got Covid on my hands. The staff sit about fifteen feet away, safely behind clear perspex screens with little holes to receive money and paperwork. Most of the staff are big, lumbering blokes.
When I went to collect my car, I walked into the reception thinking that as they would like my money, this was allowed. "Where is your mask?" asked the big burly fellow sharply, sitting by the little hole in the perspex where I would be paying. "I'm exempt," I said. "But I'm not," he said with suppressed bad temper. I dug out and put on my exemption lanyard, and he said with a curtness that told me what he thought of me, "Oh. I see." Despite the disapproval in the air and the feeling that I had personally offended him by my death wish behaviour, we had a civil transaction, and I left. I hadn't noticed him moving his chair further away from me as I approached though, nor was he wearing a mask himself. Perhaps he had not thought about the rules very logically, and wearing an official lanyard was safe as a mask because the virus has had the memo from the Government and knows to leave them and masks wearers alone. Though not as safe as if I had stood at the doorway fully masked wearing my laminated "I have been double jabbed" badge, and thrown him my money to him across the no mans land where the virus waits to bring him down. I wondered if he knew the virus might go through the hole in the perspex and get him that way but he didn't seem to have thought of that either.
You big booby! I thought as I left. Look at you, a big healthy fellow like you pandering to this nonsense! Here you are, young and fit, probably double vaccinated, hiding behind a plastic screen and feeling hard done by because I, an actual old lady who you have been told should be clinging on to life with my fingernails inside my motorised perma-sealed bubble mobile, am walking free, ignoring the rules and do not have a mask. You big soft lump. What on earth has made you into such a weakling? Oh for goodness sake. And I thought, how have these previously proud and fit youngsters been cowed into such foolish subservience? That bearded, tattooed bloke in the garage, treating himself as if he has special needs, who must have created all his muscles in the gym and lifting cars to work on them in order to look like a tough guy, has become a self righteous school prefect. Pompous buffoon, I said to myself.
There are so many who are not like this, but I do see these self important boobies everywhere, masked up to the nines, swerving to avoid each other delighted to be following the new protocol in politeness and social acceptability, checking their phones to see if they have been pinged by their app telling them to self isolate. "Look at me look at me!" They seem to imply. "Even though I am young and healthy with my life ahead of me and a stupendous immune system evolved over millenia, even though I smoke and drink like a fish, I want to be prematurely old and terrified into delicious paranoia and join your gang, the one where nothing in our lives will get us no matter what risks we take except for this one virus. And," they may continue, "we agree that plastic will save us, and wearing masks will save us, and being alone for the rest of our lives will save us, thank you very much for this amazing life saving wisdom." They remind me of the little green aliens in the Pixar film Toy Story.
I think, what happened to you all? Young people need to rebel and question the older lot who decide the rules. Young people are quite literally the future. What have you done with your brains? What are you doing, you ninnies? What happened to you that you feel safer behind a bit of perspex when the air around you is swimming with bugs and germs and long legged beasties that never bothered you before, and what makes you think that the perspex is going to fool all the swirling bacteria and viruses in the air now? Can't these beasties see the holes in the perspex for money transactions? Can't they pop over the top and around the sides? Can't they pop into you through the gaps in your masks round the ears and nose and don't they rush at you when you take your mask off to take a bite out of your sandwich? And what in heavens name is going to happen to you if one virus with a 99% chance of survival gets you? You will probably survive. And then what? My mask free youngest son is 6'7" and makes a point of peering over the top of the safety screens in shops because they only come up to his chin, and no one has been carted off to the crematorium yet. No one has asked him not to because he is far too close to the cashier and breathing down on top of her head. They think it is funny and everyone laughs at how tall he is. No one has noticed that he is a killer in action.
So I will go back to my loving my neighbour as myself thing, and remember my Qi Gong energy follows thought thing, and try not to swerve into people as they swerve to avoid me. And I hope that these big boobies get bored with all this fuss, and start to swerve into me too. Then I know we are getting back to some kind of normal.
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