The arrival of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID 19, has disrupted every aspect of living for people across the globe. This unprecedented world health event serves as a reminder that we should be prepared for anything and that we are never prepared for everything. As education officials determine what to do next and how to do it, students, parents and teachers await information on when schools are closing and when, or if, we will be returning this school year.
We can’t talk Covid-19 24/7. Yet, we also can’t talk festivals, vacations, and galas. The world is topsy-turvy and it’s threatening to stay this way for the foreseeable future. Join me over the next few weeks as we explore this crazy world. That’s the takeaway. Never before, in my lifetime, has the entire world been involved in such an entwined conundrum. Sure, there have been global wars that impacted humanity, but there were villains and heroes that differed depending on where you laid your head each night. This is different. We are all in this together. Yet, we are more prepared for this than any other generation. We’re only as lonely as our internet connection. We’ve been critical of our youth, sequestering themselves with Netflix binges and marathon gaming weekends. Turns out, they may be best prepared for our new normal. Let’s explore all the survival tools in our arsenal. Whether it’s Covid-19, a terminal illness, death of loved ones, violence, addiction, we can pull through if we band together. We are resilient people. For the first time, we’re not even Americans. Sing with me. We are the world. First, let’s talk loss of a loved one and the overwhelming grief that comes along with it.
I envision a day, hopefully sooner than later, when we can go back to talking about our daily, devil may care hijinks.
Not long ago, a query to a teacher about his or her greatest concern in the classroom might have been a lack of supplies or something similarly benign.
The silver lining to the staggering growth we are experiencing here in Forney is all of the new business we are adding. Some new places have become fairly routine: a new nail salon, a donut place, another chicken joint. But, every once in a while, a small business in town opens that is truly unique. That is the rase with one of Forney’s latest gems: The Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop next to Aldi on FM 548. The icing on the cake.... rather the whip cream on the pie, so to speak, is that the owners are some of our own friends and neighbors.