Contest Winners

Robin Nilsson, Artist
Robin Nilsson, Artist

Although I consider my house relatively clean, during this crisis I have discovered how dirty some things really are.  I have 50+ door handles, pulls, levers, etc. that I am disinfecting nearly every day along with cell phones, house phones, and TV remotes.  This has taught me to be more cognizant of not only what you can see like surface dust and dirt, but more importantly what you can’t.  In the future I am sure that my cleaning and disinfecting regimen will be altered to include things I rarely thought about before.  Although retired, we live a very busy life and are constantly on the go, whether socially or with family.  When all of our events and appointments were cancelled and our calendar was cleared it was a relief to live each day not worrying about where we had to be.  We actually have been enjoying our home, sitting in the backyard in the morning with our coffee, going for a leisurely walk and maybe tackling a project if we want.  I know life will be back to normal at some point but I hope we can adopt some of the simple lifestyle we have utilized during this time and remember how quickly life can and did change.

I don’t think we can solve the current problem because it is beyond our control and will have to run its course but we can try to mitigate the damages by taking this serious and staying home if our job permits.  This was a preview of what can come.  It may not be the coronavirus that attacks us in the future, but whether viral or man-made we need to be ready with a plan.  No one had a plan for this one.

Donna Samolewicz, Writer