A year ago, I was in San Jose at my former boyfriends’ house when the first shelter-in-place order was issued for the Bay Area. Fear was the driving factor behind all actions that day and in the weeks and months to come. Fear of being arrested, fear of dying, fear of never seeing loved ones again, fear of abandonment. Well, it's amazing how one adapts to fear and everything else that has accompanied our COVID-19-filled lives. Here’s how my life has changed and how I’ve adapted to the … [Read more...]
Is it Time to Panic?
Tango Transmission I washed my hands while listening to the two women behind me chatting in front of dark pink bathroom stalls. The short dark-haired one, wearing a blue-and-green, flower-covered dress leaned against the wall, while the older one worked on shifting her snug, dark purple dress down her body. “So did you just get back from Germany?” the older woman asked. “No, no, we went to Indonesia,” the shorter one said. That’s when I looked into the mirror at the shorter woman. I … [Read more...]