• Dr. Vin

Overheard

Updated: Aug 15









Boy, age 13:

I like quarantine.

I’m getting to know my family.

I’m spending more time with my little brother.

And I play fortnite.

Woman, age 50:

I have these projects to do.

I told myself, “I don’t have the time.”

Now I have time.

But I am not doing them.

I realize it is me!

Man, age 60 (when the coronavirus symptoms hit him):

It came on quick.

I was disabled.

I couldn’t even get to the phone.

I got a fever. Drank water.

My lungs felt like they were drowning.

I couldn’t breathe.*

Man, 40 to his son and wife:

We are going to walk outdoors like this every day.

We can’t be online all the time.

Woman, age 75:

I looked in the mirror this morning and thought,

“I could die from this.”

There are so many things I should have done,

Could have done,

Then this happened.

Woman, age 85 (living in a senior center):

I didn’t realize until now,

How important it is to look people in the eye,

To touch people.

*He was pre-diabetic, got help and has since recovered from the coronavirus.

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