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Here Be Dragons

Here Be Hope

 

You may be wondering what the hell is up with the dragons. Well, in times of old people would illustrate maps with dragons on the places where there was thought to be peril or sea monsters. They would label them, ” Here be dragons”.

I imagine if there were maps like that now Coronavirus hotspots, like Louisiana and New York, would definitely have dragons on them.

To me, dragons represent conquering great fear. There are numerous tales and lore of people attempting to conquer dragons in one way or another.

For centuries across the globe, dragons have been thought of as useful and protective as well as dangerous and harmful.

Dragon

How do dragons and a virus relate?

Loosely, like dragons, I see this virus as something terrible and something helpful at the same time.

It is showing us humans where we are weak in every sense of the word. And, conversely, it is showing us how can grow.

For the country, it has proved that we were not prepared for a pandemic and now we can attempt to fix that for the future.

As for hospitals it has shown just how terribly weak the healthcare system is in every aspect.

For individuals, it is showing us how we cope and deal with stress and change.

For the world, we have learned that our human imprint is destroying our planet, and with all of us at home now, she can heal her climate.

This virus has brought out the good in us and the evil in us. It is an opportunity for us to really look in the mirror and do all that we can to improve ourselves, the country and the world.

You have free will and the ability to do anything.

Be a good human.

 

Quote of the day

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – Neil Gaiman

 

What’s for Dinner?

hamburger in gravy

Hamburger patties with onions, gravy and a side of okra and tomato

 

 

Louisiana saw coronavirus infections in climb by 295 and deaths by 27 statewide, but none of those new deaths were located in Orleans Parish to mark a positive benchmark for one of the nation’s biggest hotspots.

P.S.

Yesterday, Orleans Parish had NO new deaths from Coronavirus reported.

That is a step in the right direction. It made me smile and it gives me hope and a very tiny sense of victory. Our hard work is improving the numbers. Small victory but, we will take it. Hell yeah!

 

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Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients. Initially, this diary was to serve as a creative outlet documenting my experience of travel nursing while exploring the food and cultures of the places I visit. Since the development of the diary, the Corona Virus Pandemic emerged altering the content of the diary. These are unprecedented times for nursing. We are fighting a battle that has never been fought. What we document now will be historic and I need to make sure it is written from the perspective of a nurse. This diary will now reflect my real-time experience in nursing this population of corona virus patients and, my opinions regarding the pandemic. It will still give you information on the food, cultures and cities I experience but, it won't be the primary focus- for now. I travel the country with my boyfriend, and fellow nurse, Michael. We are big time foodies and we love to travel in our RV with our cat Domino a.k.a. Princess Kitty Bitch. We would love for you to join our adventure. So, here we go... The name of this diary is now called... Corona Virus Pandemic Diary of a Nurse’s slightly slanted Perspective Recommended Playlist, Relevant Quotes and Recipes Included Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients.

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