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    Covid and the Wages of Fear

    Covid and The Wages of Fear

    Now everybody has to wear masks. In a pinch, the Prezz says, you can use a scarf or a bandana.

    I have plenty of old-school bandanas, left over from the days I taught in Compton, and whip a couple out to demonstrate.

    You look like a bank-robber,Ē Ironwood Girl tells me.

    ďThatís because I didnít tuck it in under my chin.Ē

    I wander to Ironwood Girlís Versailles, her Hallway of Mirrors, and sheís right. So I give up the idea and pull it down over my neck. I look in the mirror again.
    My hair is a mess because I havenít showered for a couple of days. Havenít shaved either. Thereís a Band-Aid over part of my nose and cheek, due to the Mohs operation thatís still healing. Iím as dashing as ever, but in a scruffy-beat-up-needs-a-haircut-a-shave-and-shower sort of way. And Iím wearing a red 99 Cent Store gangster bandana around my neck.

    Holy *hit. I look like Yves Montand in Wages of Fear!

    He was in a suspenseful situation and I am too! Weíre both surrounded by danger! He and his amigos have to haul a load of old dynamite on a dangerous road. They could die any minute!

    But thereís the rub. Thereís the difference. They knew they were carrying it and knew what to do to be cautious. They understood its dangerous nature. They could see the nitroglycerine leaking out.

    Mr. Covid 19 is a professional virus is too small to see. Some of us carry the danger but donít know we have it. So, until we do, daily life becomes a detective story about who coughed on what and when and is the invisible enemy still alive on a surface I havenít wiped off yet.

    Another difference is in Wages of Fear, the men are only responsible for themselves. If they choose to blow themselves to hell and back for the money, thatís fine, itís only them.

    Not so now. Even the innocent can carry the dynamite. We all need a test to see if weíre hauling the deadly virus. Until then, Iím stuck with uncertainty, and because of that Iím worried, about myself, my family, the whole United States, the entire globe as we know it.

    It makes a guy want to write, just to get in out of his system. Until I do, Iím going to find something more relaxing, something that will calm my a** down.

    Guess Iíll go watch the rest of The Wages of Fear. At least I know how that one turns out.

    ©StevenHunley2020

    https://youtu.be/XyrKDIRSpuM The Wages of Fear

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    "Mr. Covid 19 is a professional virus is too small to see. Some of us carry the danger but donít know we have it. So, until we do, daily life becomes a detective story about who coughed on what and when and is the invisible enemy still alive on a surface I havenít wiped off yet." Lol, thatīs it! At least it is inspiring you to write.
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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