Act of Cruelty

Every time I mention to my husband the possibility that the quarantine might be lifted at some point in the future, I end up feeling like I just did something extremely cruel.

He has developed such a sunny outlook on life and is finally truly enjoying life. . . And here I am, reminding him this is not forever.

2 thoughts on “Act of Cruelty”

  1. “He. . . is finally truly enjoying life. . . And here I am, reminding him this is not forever.”

    Why should you feel any guilt for hiding the coming truth from your husband? Let him pretend that the fantasied blissful quarantined life as he imagines it will last forever.

    There’s no need to show him the gathering national body count on television, or to take him outside with you on your long evening walks where he could hear the gunshots from citizens who violate the “safe” distance” rule being shot on sight, no reason to take him to the supermarkets to watch infected store clerks falling dead in the aisles while customers fight each other to the death for the last bottle of hand sanitizer. Above all, don’t let him see any of those documentary television dramas like the “Walking Dead,” showing the infected survivors who are steadily replacing normal pre-coronavurus humans on this planet, and who will eventually come for all of us who live through the transient bliss of our happy but absolutely doomed “self-quarantined” existence.

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