Miscellany

The Official Cacophony

Locally we just ended our (first??) quarantine lockdown, and reflecting back on the government’s messaging, the messaging of its supporters, and maybe even the messaging of the masses, I thought an artistic rendition was in order.

Below is my very own inspirational quote poster based on the mash-up of official information we’ve been provided.

Vietnam photo courtesy of Eric Baker, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. President with Secretary of State by Alex Wong, Getty Images. All other images presumed to be in public domain.

 

Among the things I’ll probably always remember was a trip to the post office early on in the (first??) lockdown.  An older woman was waiting in the line that led to the post office lobby.  She wasn’t wearing a mask, and also for reasons unknown her appearance wasn’t particularly composed.  All of a sudden she started praying out loud – very out loud – addressing the prayer to Jesus and asking that no one come near her.

Not a single person went anywhere near the woman.

Perhaps it’s like they say, the Lord works in mysterious ways.