I’ve seen the memes comparing what we’re all experiencing right now to the stages of grief and that does seem pretty accurate, a sort of looping nonlinear ride through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, then whooooaaaah back to denial, and on it goes.

Today I woke up feeling pretty bleak and I know that’s temporary but it’s definitely shadowing my view at the moment. What a thing it is to see HALF-MILLION INFECTED WORLDWIDE in large type on the local paper and reading endless accounts of misery and anxiety and living in a country with a president who keeps opening that despicably creepy blowfish mouth of his to say we’ll all be back on track by Easter.

I have been remembering this ridiculous night, years and years and years ago, when I was out with friends and we were all enormously high on LSD, and my friend Gabby kept talking about The Bog. The details of that evening have largely escaped me but she was basically having a bad trip which she could only articulate as The Bog, and she would be okay one minute and in The Bog the next. Get out of The Bog, Gabby! we’d say, and she would sort of come around then bam, she’d be knee-deep again, totally paralyzed. The Booooooooog, she’d moan.

So I guess the only thing we can all do right now is try and stay out of The Bog. It’s a real thing this time rather than a chemically-induced mess of paranoia and fear, but until we’re actually in it, we have to stay out of it, together.

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4 Responses to “Beware of The Bog”

  1. PETE J HAIDINYAK on March 27th, 2020 10:29 am

    I don’t know which is worse, being old and in the higher mortality rate group or having a functional idiot running this country.

  2. Kim on March 27th, 2020 11:03 am

    Got-damn, you nailed it – this all is like a Bad Acid Trip. My last one was sometime in the late 90s, during which I made the ill-advised decision to watch 12 Monkeys. 0/10 would recommend.

  3. Annie on March 27th, 2020 11:53 am

    0/10 for “Apocalypse Now” as well…although, a friend and I once laughed for hours at a hunk of snow that looked like haddock, so there is that…..

  4. Kelley O on March 27th, 2020 4:20 pm

    Functional idiot? I beg to differ, he is just about the most DYSfunctional idiot I have ever seen. And Linda you are a wordsmith of amazing skill, “despicably creepy blowfish mouth of his”, that is just a PERFECT description. ::shudder::

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