“We’re just being neighbourly. Everybody’s a neighbour.”
I brought Oscar (my camera) with me today when I walked up to the hospital this morning and take some new images for this post.
But when I step out on the street … I was met with the full ambulance crew and a medical officer car. The first responders were dressed in full PEE – it was like a horror movie.
They were collecting a COVID-19 patient for the building opposite mine.
I burst into tears … the reality was just there on my street. Even if my neighbour above and under me is in hospital care nearly 3 weeks, which I haven’t felt good about … but the sight I saw this morning with all the white-dressed medical staff with masks…
“Reality is crushing. The world is a wrong-sized shoe. How can anyone stand it?”
I lost it … started to cry and Oscar stayed in the bag. Went to the hospital .. went home and I can’t say I feel great.
Three days ago 4 apartments were totally destroyed in a fire on my street. 3 fire brigades … 4 ambulances.
“The real world is where the monsters are.”
3 weeks ago the little convenient store just opposite my apartment building was rubbed under knife and pistol threat. They tried to cut the fingers of the owner because the thought he had a safe in the back office. They missed and cut his hand … he also got a deep cut in his arm.
So that is what I have found lately in my neighbourhood and I’m not feeling good about it.
So sorry, Ann Christine – that this post didn’t turn out is I had planned … but I have lost my footing.
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”