travel in the time of this virus that wracks the world

Should I fly to California this coming Monday?

It's a non-stop flight on Delta from Minneapolis to the smaller airport in southern California near Laguna Beach, don't remember the name.

I fly there midday and my son picks me up in his car.

We stay the night at his beach house with his wonderful girlfriend Grace.

Then my son and I drive through Santa Fe and Denver, a day in each place, then back to Mnneapolis.

A five day trip.

Will I contract the Coronavirus and die?

Is this worth the risk?

I haven't made up my mind yet.

We'll reach Denver on my daughter Ava's twenty-eighth birthday, which is a big motivation.

I haven't seen Ava since last summer.

There'll be more developments daily between now and when I need to get on that plane next Monday.

I should have enough information by then to make a solid decision.

The ticket will be refunded as a voucher either way so my son isn't out his money for that.

This is the biggest thing on my mind today.

Other than that, I'm playing a very nice, very fun, casual solo show today at my old favorite The Finnish Bistro.

This is the place that has the lousy pay deal for musicians but it's a nice little stage and good sound and I get free dinner.

If people come and they're generous, maybe I can hit the grocery store tonight on the way home.

Praying.

Love to you today where ever you roam.

3 comments

  • Josephine Lane
    Josephine Lane
    Do not fear. We need to live till we die. Go to California and have a great adventure.

    Do not fear. We need to live till we die. Go to California and have a great adventure.

  • Evie Taylor
    Evie Taylor minnesota
    Life is a matter of risk assessment, but with the current virus issue you should also consider the people around you that you could infect ( elderly family members, immune suppressed friends you might not be aware of , people with other illnesses, you may not come in contact with a lot of them but who knows?) and what their risks are but also living you life is important, but sometimes it can be better to put off one thing to be able to do greater things later, that said there are resources around that can tell you what to do to be the safest. I look forward to seeing you at the bistro even if I'll be skipping my dance class.

    Life is a matter of risk assessment, but with the current virus issue you should also consider the people around you that you could infect ( elderly family members, immune suppressed friends you might not be aware of , people with other illnesses, you may not come in contact with a lot of them but who knows?) and what their risks are but also living you life is important, but sometimes it can be better to put off one thing to be able to do greater things later, that said there are resources around that can tell you what to do to be the safest. I look forward to seeing you at the bistro even if I'll be skipping my dance class.

  • Courtney
    Courtney Minneapolis
    Evie and Josephine, both great perspectives, thank you. A decision has been made. Thank you and good health to you!

    Evie and Josephine, both great perspectives, thank you.
    A decision has been made.
    Thank you and good health to you!

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