With the corona virus there is only one way to get a full pass, and that's if you get a test and it's negative. In the meantime, some of us are giving ourselves a pass because we don't have any symptoms. But we could still be passing the virus to someone else so we have to be carefull. Some people have tested positive, had the virus, and survived. They REALLY have a pass and hopefully have antibodies in their systems.
We have to pass each other in public with at least 6 feet of space. Shopping at the grocery store was like a cat and mouse game with most of us feeling like the mouse running to get away if we saw another shopper coming too close. Finally the stores made one way aisles and that helped a bit, except if the person shopping in front of you was taking their time and you wanted to pass. Awkward. Some passed and some waited. Problem with wearing masks is that you can't see someone smiling or laughing about it all, which I was doing! As I passed!
A pass is a wonderful thing and gives a lot of confidence. If you have a parking pass for handicapped or a reserved parking space at work it makes life very convenient. Every seminar or workshop that needs registration gives you a lanyard with your name tag so you get a pass into the events you've signed up for. A pass can also be proof of payment and now days we don't have to have a ticket or paper to prove it. We just flash an email or better yet the bar code on our phone as we walk in. Nothing makes a person feel more like a VIP then when a door is being opened as you approach. We have electronic doors that do that for us now, but the bonus is having a person there to welcome you, smile, and maybe ask if they can take your bags.
The biggest challenge we have right now is how to pass the time in confinement, or working from home, or figuring out some face-time platform. Families not used to being together 24/7 may be challenged to figure out how to pass the time. They have to schedule virtual school, play time, meal time, and quite time for the baby's daily nap. If sharing electronic devices, including TV, is hard for the whole family used to availability other times of day, that has to be worked out.
One of my sayings is, "This too shall pass." But did you know that there are 446 verses in the Bible that have "and it came to pass" in them? Someone once said, "Don't forget, it says, it came to pass, it didn't come to stay." And we sure hope that's true for the corona virus! God willing. And if it comes around again, I'll pass. Thank you very much.
Linda McKendry, renaissance girl accused of doing too many things. Loves to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower (entertain).