Tomorrow, in Massachusetts, all outside athletes might want to put on a masks throughout their exercise, even when nobody is in sight. COVID wants strict guidelines.
I’m not for or in opposition to, I’m acknowledging.
Tomorrow our nation might discover out who we’ve elected because the president of america. On the time of this writing, the race may nonetheless be gained by both aspect, and am intentionally not making this a political piece. 2020 has been a 12 months of uncertainty, beginning with SARS COV 2, and all of the questions on who’s in danger, how can it’s detected, what’s one of the simplest ways to deal with or forestall, and as all these questions persist, there’s this insistent, acute uncertainty about who our subsequent president will probably be, and the way lengthy will it’s till we all know?
Individuals don’t love uncertainty. Through the Bubonic Plague, some individuals responded to the uncertainty of the hazard plague victims posed by abandoning spouses, youngsters, mates, villages… hazard was imagined to lurk in each unknown, together with with different individuals.
I don’t love uncertainty. However I don’t intend to go away my household. So I hold my routine, sustaining the knowledge of that. A part of my each day routine is train, outside when doable. I wore a masks for my entire run and whereas I knew I used to be exchanging gasoline simply effective, it made me uncomfortable and panicky. As a result of I used to be unsure about whether or not I may end my run like this, and “what is going to occur to me and what is going to it’s like, operating with a masks on on a regular basis?”
I’ve run lengthy distances in masks earlier than. I can’t assist however assume in the present day’s panic whereas operating was actually about who’s going to win and the way will all of us reply to the unknowns: who voted, who didn’t, who you supported, will we proceed to deal with one another as unsure unknowns, enduring divisiveness?
I would not have extra phrases for the butterflies I’ve in my chest.
I’ve footage of the only motion we may every full to play a component within the final result.
I additionally hope that, no matter final result, we select to not abandon the work of being much less divided. I after all have a photograph for that, too.