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sonnet:
~

i can't stop remembering
others in danger:
refugees, homeless

god, there's so much misery:
i can't look at it
without shivering

but, it's too hot to shiver,
and the heart grows cold:
damn my inertia!

ordinary miracles;
bones in the tar-pits:
i'm out of wisdom

all i want is a mirror
to show me comforting lies

~
i was talking to a friend about the current nightmare, and he said: "in spite of everything, i'm still an optimist: i think tomorrow is going to get better." i said: "well, i'm an optimist, too: i think today can't get worse."

last night at midnight (GMT+7), nationwide state of emergency declared. everything shut down for a month except banks, food stores, post office, hospitals. restaurants: take-out only, many shut down.

about time: the virus has been so under-tested/reported here, the number of Chinese tourists in Dec. ~ Feb. (on daily flights from Wuhan, and other Chinese cities, to major tourist destinations) ~200k.

as a US expat, there is no assistance from US-gov for any health related expenses. btw, i agree with that policy: the fraud that would occur would be massive.

i am almost certainly safer here than i would be in the US. here, my pension enables my enjoying a 3 bedroom, two bath house, with teak floors in a quiet, cooler, neighborhood; back in the US, i couldn't afford to rent a broom-closet in a slum with drug-dealers on the street-corners.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali

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