I love insulating myself from the news programmes. Call me an ostrich with her head in the sand but really, I can do without the sensationalisation and promotion of the fear factor among the general population. You really don't want to see me amp'd up, especially since I am already a hypochondriac and super-germophobe.
The other day, I received this email from an old friend:
"Swine Flu....are you serious? I mean really....as if moms of young children don't have enough to worry about!! You can only imagine the stock of sanitizer I have now!! ICK!! If it hits GA, which I pray it doesn't, I'll have to find a bunker at the CDC!! So disgusting!"
"LMAO...the CDC stores every germ known to mankind. U might wanna find a bunker elsewhere."
This Rastawoman basically let JAH, my heart, commonsense, a healthy diet, good hygiene (and maybe a little germophobia still) guide my steps, rather than the media. Works great for me.
So, go ahead. Enjoy life. Every day. Every moment.
Fear does not live here. Rasta does.
*Please visit TANGOBABY and read the story of a homeless mother of 3 young children, K., who is escaping her domestic violence situation by living on the streets of San Francisco. The scheduled airing of her story on the news was initially postponed by yet another report on the swine flu. As of date, the city has yet to provide her and her children with necessary aid. With the outpouring of love and support from Julie and individuals, just like you, K. and her children has been able to remain housed temporarily through your generous donations. Please help her if you can.
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