Laughter is the best medicine

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Look, how many times do I need to remind you? Six feet – now back off!

 

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Hold on! You DID wash your hands, right??

 

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It’s scary out there!

 

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What?! I’ve been watching Gilligan’s Island reruns all day!

 

 

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What do you mean, we’re out of toilet paper?

 

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I can’t take any more…

 

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I’m staying right here until this is all over.

 

I know, there’s nothing funny about this epidemic. People are dying, losing their livelihoods, suffering from depression, are stressed to the max, and there’s no clear end in sight. On the other hand, we have a choice to laugh or cry and today I wanted to laugh!

I don’t know your situation, though I hope you are healthy and staying as upbeat as possible while the world goes cattywompus. I’m still working, which is a financial blessing, but I risk exposure every day. I’m very grateful for my writing, as it’s keeping me busy and sidetracked from the news and overall stress. So far, my kids and extended family are all OK.

A lot depends on how long the restrictions are in place and whether or not they come up with a vaccine. Now, there’s talk about one or more resurgences of the virus and that it’s going to be another year or two before things get back to normal. Will they though? Seems to me they never really will, which means we all have to get used whatever the “new normal” looks like. Ah well – one day at a time.

Hugs from me to you!

PS – pick up a copy of my new release if you need something to read!

Author: Alexander Elliott

Alexander grew up in the Midwest, was compelled to attend private school, and ended up with an eclectic career. He’s still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. When not working to pay the bills, he loves to read, watch Star Trek, and laugh at Calvin and Hobbs cartoons. He also enjoys long baths, country music, nature photography, cooking and keeping up with his large family. Until recently, his writing included unpublished stories, music, poetry and drama scripts. Writing his first novel in 2016 changed everything, and he struggles to balance a boatload of ideas with very little time. His favorite genres include science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and romance. The author strives to create imaginative, generally upbeat stories with happy endings, making sure the bad guys get their comeuppance. He considers reading a chance to get away from it all and invites you to join him. If you enjoy Alexander’s work, he would love to hear from you. aelliottbooks@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Laughter is the best medicine”

  1. Sometimes I think the new normal after all this will probably be a better normal, at least for a while. More people will work from home, reducing carbon emissions. Maybe we’ll wash our hands better, be more ok with wearing masks, have more leniency to stay home when sick (that last one probably the most important but also least likely to happen). These methods can cut down on any disease, not just Covid.

    1. It could be and I hope you are right. Given selfish and stubborn human nature, some folks will continue to fight any restrictions to their way of life with no concern for the greater good. I guess we’ll see what happens if/when this thing resurges or returns next year!

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