A COVID-19 Series.

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Melbourne – St Collin Lane – one of my favourite shopping strips in the CBD. Probably a ghost town now. It was already quiet before, now it’s probably desolate.  

14/07/2020

I know, I know, the date is probably already listed somewhere in this post. But adding a date to something, reminds me of an diary entry. 

It lends a certain … intimacy to reading this. Like you are peering deep into the recesses of my mind and thinking what is truly going on behind my sleep-deprived brown eyes.

I wanted to write this, because it is a novel time to do so, and it is also a unique period we are going through. Plenty of people will remember this year as being one of the worst in their lifetime and how fitting it is, that it heralded the start of a new decade.

I want to delve deeper into a lot of things revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic, so I might make this a brief series, touching on topics that have come up because of this illness.

Of the top of my head, there are a myriad of issues that I would like to discuss, from conspiracy theories, to my own personal interaction with this disease.

It will probably come full circle to the launch of this blog itself, as without COVID-19, I would not be writing as much or listening to a lot more music.

Here are the list of topics that I would like to cover:

Fallen Dreams – How COVID-19 changed the future.

Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail – COVID-19 Expose on Infrastructure.

Fantasies of Flight – The Reality of Bugging Out during the COVID-19 Apocalpyse.

Fulfilment – COVID-19 Personal Habits.

Facsimile – The Birth of COVID-19 Crazies.

Fantasia – Damocles’ Journal in context of COVID-19

I will update this post and link them all to the posts as I write them up.

There are probably a thousand more things that you can discuss about this defining pandemic, but those are the ones that come to my mind. I will do my best to summarise my thoughts at the beginning before rambling aimlessly on and on.

I haven’t written anything personal in a while, so this will help me shake off the 2 week funk that I’ve been experiencing, and get me back into a groove where words come easy and music is at the helm of it all.

Please keep in mind of course, this is all my opinion and is not a way to attack or defend anything.  All these “articles” are merely a repository of thoughts and conclusions that I have come to throughout this whole thing.

It is amazing to me how much change has happened because of this pandemic, and I merely want to record my ruminations and feelings about it all.

What is definitely clear to me, is that COVID-19 has created an endlessly interesting pause button on humanity’s proceedings. I would not use the word “progress” because to me, it sounds overly optimistic and dangerously naive.

Hence the more apt word is “proceedings.” There is a high chance, I will definitely go on some type of “old man” style rant about how the world is fucked, but I won’t let it control the discussion I want to have about COVID-19.

Keep an eye on this space!

~ Damocles. 

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