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SPRING: 16 Baha 177 (4 April 2020)
Thy name is my healing, O my God and remembrance of thee is my remedy.
Not as depressed today. Spoke to man who's ill that's being refused testing because 'there are no kits'. Informed him that there were over 200 tests done yesterday. Just checked: 459. They are still seriously rationing testing here. Lawd help us po' folk. We discussed about me moving into a room with a bathroom. Well ... the difference in rent is $3,000/year. I didn't tell him that but I'll tell all y'all.
What dreams of yours will die this month?
1. I will lose someone to this pandemic; when was our last good-bye?
2. I can't travel or make travel plans. It may affect my travels for 2021.
3. At my age 'planning' to do anything other than die needs to be short-term.
4. It wasn't the lack of time to dust ... it was never the right time to dust.
5. Getting better. This event triggers traumas in odd ways. A lifetime isn't enough time.
6°. noon in Missoula
7°. 2 p.m. in Buffalo
30°. noon in Cartago, Costa Rica where my friend Bryan lives.
2°. 8 p.m. in Tallinn, Estonia where my "grand-daughter" Anna-Maria resides.
There's been some rays breaking through the haze! Inside: peanut butter-bologna sandwiches and coffee. It may be warm enough for me to go out later! Opened the window. One new purplish geranium in bloom.
"This Death of Dreams" in "April 4 prompt: heartbreak"
"Bob" in "April 3 poem: recall a person you did not know well"
Yesterday's non-winner: "Face on a stamp [177.17] (248 words)" Yes, one could get a custom made stamp at one time. I still have the one (somewhere) that Fivesixer sent me.
"Guardian of the Veil" by Gregory Spencer, page 58. Surrealistic and strange.
"One chapter ends and the next one takes up the bookification. ... Len and Bennu are page-flipping in their own way. We've got to get to the end y'see," Vida Bering Well in "Guardian of the Veil."
I'm reading up on Portuguese every day but came across this about Norwegian:
SENIOR CENTER and COFFEEHOUSE
Not today. Only spoke to two neighbors.
They aren't getting me anywhere so why should I have any?
I found a site that shows the per capita positive infections/testing/deaths. USA is 'winning' with overall numbers but Italy, Spain and Switzerland have more per capita cases. And many countries are doing more testing. Iceland has tested 7% of it's population. USA is at 0.45%. I will need to write an entire article about what the statistics suggest at this point. I'm good with numbers and patterns.
I responded to ♥hOOves under Curfew♥ :
"Is chloroquine a medical miracle or snakeoil? Too early to tell.
Yes, NY and LA are self-absorbed. But who in Montana is actually reporting about anything? Our TV stations are owned by Sullivan and our newspapers are owned by Lee. And although the state publishes facts there's still no word as to whether people are adequately being tested.
We have someone ill in our building. Positive? Who knows whether he has been tested. Will they tell us?
Frustrating. I would've been better in Taiwan. Because? They are transparent, truthful and proactive."