I have been quiet for a while now. There have been some things going on…
I was actually really sick for awhile recently. I don’t know if it was covid-19 or not, but at this point it does not really matter. I am nearly 100% better and I have been completely sequestered for the past two weeks, with the intention of remaining so for as long as is necessary, probably all of April at the least.
My other underlying health problems put me in a high risk category, so I’m just going to pretend that everyone else has it and I do not, and that I don’t want to get it. As you can imagine, that creates a pretty tense world for me, but I’m managing well. I’m inside, I’m safe, and my life is awesome.
I have wonderful partners and friends from all over the world who check in on me and skype with me and bring me groceries when I need them and leave them on my porch so that I don’t have to be within 6 feet of them. I am extremely fortunate. Not everyone else is likely to be.
This is a really awful virus. It is exactly the wrong blend of transmissible while being deadly, but after a long and silent incubation period. I think a lot more people have it than realize it, and that is not even counting the thousands of people who have been tested and don’t yet have results or the thousands more who have not been able to get a test. I myself am one of those.
This virus knows no borders. It does not care about race or creed or sexual orientation or gender identity. And it’s going to be around for a long time yet.
It is truly fucking terrifying, and almost no one can suffer through terror like this alone, even though we are all alone right now.
I have not been to my office in a month now, and I’ve only left my house about half a dozen times since then, and not at all in the past two weeks. It’s starting to wear on me.
I have a wonderful support network, and even though I am a stodgy old stubborn fool at times, I am taking their help when it is offered, and I am staying safe, inside, and alive.
If you have been thinking that this virus cannot infect you for whatever reason, you are wrong.
This is a tense time for all of us, but we will get through this and be back to doing kinky things in public with our community around us eventually.
For now though, Stay Safe, Stay Inside, and Stay Alive.
I know the isolation is hard. I am a self-professed introvert of the highest order, but even I am beginning to fray at the edges for lack of human contact sometimes.
Reach out to those you can when you need support – we are all in this together. And if you don’t have anyone to reach out to – reach out to me… I’ll happily respond to your emails and form submissions.