Because today is Virus Appreciation Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Virus. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…
I’m not sure why there’s a virus appreciation day. I’m not sure why we should take time to appreciate viruses of any kind. I mean… they’re viruses. Generally considered not good… right?
I mean… especially considering the last two years that we’ve all been through. A virus literally ground our lives, our culture, our world to a halt. One would think that we’re on our way back to something resembling normal, but I honestly don’t think that normal will ever exist again. I certainly have my opinions about those who continue to refuse the COVID vaccine and refuse to adhere to mask mandates or even mask requests… but that’s a can of worms that I really don’t want to open here and now. I don’t have the patience for that kind of discussion anymore.
So are we meant to appreciate viruses because of the toll they can take on our lives? Again, that doesn’t seem to be happening with a significant portion of the American population.
You know what? I just don’t get it. I don’t understand why there’s a Virus Appreciation Day. I know I could Google it… but I’m not gonna. I’m out of town this weekend, so this is the best you get from me at the moment. But I’m interested to read what everyone else is writing in response to the post… when I get back home later tonight. And it’s at that point that I’ll add the links to everyone else’s blogs to this post. Okay? Okay…
Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.
Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt! Remember that there are no rules for what you write, other than responding to the prompt! You can write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, biography, instruction… it’s all up to you!