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A world in pandemic

A world in pandemic has been a scary phase for most. Walking into the unknown, the uncertainty, and not having the facts, knowing we are vulnerable, without a cure and vaccination to effectively combat the virus has stimulated fear and heightened aggression everywhere. It’s almost impossible to watch the news and one wonders how much is actually fact and how much is blown out of proportions. Some think the media should be held accountable for instilling fear and hurt in people, while others simply despise the feeling of not being in control.

Compassion and mindfulness, consideration and thoughtfulness seem to have vanished overnight, leaving a “fend for yourself” environment. The elderly with preexisting conditions are at higher risk and are to be avoided. Scary times for sure. Not only at higher risk which can be scary enough, but also left to face it alone without immediate and direct support.

Overnight the world has changed, canceling schools, social events such a all sports, concerts etc. Doors to nursing homes have closed, prohibiting visits in avoidance to spreading the virus. Safety measures or chaos? Shelves are wiped at stores with basic essentials such as toilet paper, and worse yet, others try to capitalize on the crisis, reselling said products for high profits to themselves. People have reacted hostile towards each other and it’s scary to go into public. I for one who suffers with allergies am scared to be out and having to sneeze. Others crack jokes and try to brighten things with humor and smart memes, having survived the 10th end of the world crisis. I don’t know if that is the right attitude to send out to the universe either, and I won’t to it. I believe in karma and that the current situation requires respect.

I’m still unsure of how to feel and what to believe is true and what is exaggerated. Many fear that the worst is yet to come. With that said, please be safe out there and do your part. While much is out of our control, some things such as basic hygiene and boosting your immune system is within our control. 🙏🏼


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

14 thoughts on “A world in pandemic

  1. I can only agree with you, that we need to show respect to, what is going on now, Rhapsody.
    Spain is like mostly European countries closed down. No schools, public service etc. We are only allowed to leave our home for necessary jobs like healthcare, needed shopping and to walk the dog. There are penalties to all, who don’t follow the rules. All this to take care, that not all are becoming sick with the virus in one time. Then the healthcare system can’t follow up and many more will die.
    This is really serious and not fun to live with. I hope, there will be a cure inside very short time.
    Much love and hugs for you ❤

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  2. It is just a flu. It is just that none of us have ever had this particular one before so that means we are all prone to contracting it. The only thing that is different is that it is spread much easier and because of that we need to isolate those that can’t handle it. ie. The elderly or those with immune problems.
    From the health systems side it is just that it may have many more of those elderly and immune deficient people coming into hospital and they are not geared up for more than a normal winter flu run.
    They are locking everything down so that it will slow the spread so that the health system can handle it.
    After this year the ‘herd’ immunity (because so many will have had it by next year), will be very high so that it will not affect those who have had it because their immunity now has antibodies for it so can’t pick it up again for at least a few years and that automatically slows the spread rate because of those many who can’t contract it so won’t spread it. By next year they will probably have a vaccine for it or at the least a range of tablets.
    In the local news they have already said that there is 2 or 3 current antiviral tablets (ones used for other diseases), that look like working very well so it is just to isolate the elderly and those with immune problems for this winter run (for the southern hemisphere) and you guys are coming into your summer so it will reduce its ability to spread down to practically zero anyway. It is us down here now coming into winter that will have a full season of it and test our health system out 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. I want to believe that it ist my dear friend, but I guess nobody really knows for certain. Perhaps that is what scares people the most. The lack of control, not out t being prepared and the not knowing. Please stay safe out there. You’re needed. Much love to you. 🙏🏼🦋❤️

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  3. Here in my little valley I am seeing more and more kindness and compassion. People offering to do shopping for others, people checking up on neighbours, getting together on group chats yet I know it is not like that everywhere. I have several acquaintances who are planning bonfire gatherings, and having friends over for a BBQ and drinks. I have to bit my tongue. I have said my bit. I personally do not understand this behaviour. Even if you do not get it if anyone present is a carrier, you might become a carrier, and spread it to someone who is not as lucky as you or who you are not aware of is at risk. Sigh. I was a nurse so I guess the nurse never leaves you. Sadly quite a few nurses and doctors are ill with this now and there have been deaths of these professionals.
    My personal feeling is why put yourself or anyone else at risk. If you can help to stop people dying should we not do this.
    may we all be concerned for each others well being and support and care for all around us and for their loved ones too. Blessings to You all.

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