Tonight I am leaving a job that I have had for fifteen years. I wish I could say I am emotional about the whole thing. Perhaps I will be. The Coronavirus news is crazy. Every major festival, concert or any place where groups gather is affected.
We have a month to visit all of our favorite places in Michigan. I hope all of the places we wanted to visit across the country will re-open. Broadway is closing up until April 12th. Disneyland is closed. It won't be long until every major concert tour is cancelled as the virus has been declared a Pandemic.
I find this all frightening. The ecstasy of leaving a job that was merely a job eludes me. It paved the way for me to have a house, raise our daughter and live peacefully by ourselves. It also damaged my body, stressed me out and has felt all-consuming. The people I worked with will be the ones I think of fondly.
Sorry, if this is a rambling mess. Kind of mirrors the inside of my head. To bring it back to the Wheel, I relate to these characters in extreme moments of distress.
My thoughts go out to anyone reading this blog. I hope you are well and safe.
To paraphrase Thom Merrilin - "I could use a strong drink!"
“If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.” The Fires of Heaven