Tabatha Deans

Bringing Integrity to the Written Word

Meanwhile, in Colorado

Officer—“Do you know why I pulled you over?”

Me—“Not really, I wasn’t speeding and I’m wearing my seatbelt.”

Officer—“Where are you headed today?”

Me—“I’m going to buy some weed.”

Officer—“Okay then, have a good day and stay safe.”

For much of my adult life I indulged in the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. There was always the fear of getting pulled over, for whatever reason, by a cop, and getting arrested for having pot in the car. I went to great lengths to hide it, sometimes deep in the trunk, under the spare tire, or in a box of tampons while traveling. I never had large quantities on me, just enough for personal use.

Since I moved to Colorado my appetite for the wacky tobaccy has waned, and I seldom indulge any more. But I realized that under the current stay-at-home orders state-wide, I could, if I were so inclined, leave my home to go to the local dispensary and pick up some herb. I could get a misdemeanor fine for leaving my house for no reason, but not for going to get weed.

COVID-19 has changed the way we all live, and we’re living through an unprecedented historical event. I’m impressed with how my fellow citizens have come together and done their part to flatten the curve. I agree with all the measures taken–schools going to distance learning, people working from home, even my nail salon closing.

Who knows how long this will go on, but I am seeing some positive aspects that fill my heart with joy.

Canals in Italy are looking cleaner and more beautiful. Air pollution is decreasing in major metropolitan areas. I’m talking to friends more often and face-timing family members who live far away, which I didn’t do before now. Senior citizens are getting the respect they deserve as businesses reserve special hours for them. I’ve personally lost a few pounds due to my increased daily walks, mostly out of boredom. Plus, my neighbor, who is a vodka salesman, just gifted me with two huge bottles of hand sanitizer, which his company, Woody Creek, has been making to help with the outbreak.

Times, are a changing my friends. Stay safe, be kind, and watch out for your loved ones.

 

 

 

March 29, 2020 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Love your posts..miss you.

    Comment by Heidi Williams | March 30, 2020 | Reply


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