Stop and consider how powerful this little virus invader is because it says so not because we say so. The balance of life on this planet is constantly in shift and check and has been doing this for billions of years. Countless life-forms have come and gone some visible others invisible having their brief way for that moment then, now, and in times to come
About 65 million years ago, Dinosaurs lived and had a run of life for about 100 million years. Who can fathom these references of time? We often look into space and view stars and planets not realizing their age and circumstances and how bewildering it all is. The word puny comes to mind when mankind is added to it
I went cave-exploring in Hawaii decades ago & after hiking into the earth for a mile came across total blackness as well as near silence. The light we brought with us was our eyes. I shined it on the ceiling & saw a large beetle type insect with no eyes! Until this visit, I had no idea of it and it of me. No eyes?
THERMAL SEA VENTS
One day while exploring certain spots on the ocean floor at great depths they discover live fissures of escaping lava & gases so hot that the ocean couldn't cool it fast enough making for thermal vents shooting upward for hundreds of feet. What was amazing was their was a bacteria form of life feeding off of it and other life feeding off the bacteria. Then, that life feeding off of another life and so on.... The mind boggles
When they invented the microscope, it opened up literally other worlds right under our nose for us to explore and question. It is truly an undiscovered country of events. One of the astounding finds was tiny type creatures that live on our eye-lids hideous in form too. They could care less about you & we do the same but they are there. Other parts of the body hold micro-secrets and remain necessary but unseen too
COME GO & STAY
It still remains a mystery of the highest order at how life on microscopic levels (and beyond) came into existence. Never the less they are there. So many have come, lived and moved on while others have mutated to survive (parasitical) while still others became symbiotic to exist by partnering. Secrets abound
THE IRIS VIRUS
I'd rather call the Corona-virus the Iris Virus because it rolls off the tongue. Still, this thing has found a way to get around hitching rides on flu and cold systems and doing what all African Wild Life does and has done and continues to do i.e. prey on the weak, the old, the sick & the vulnerable. Nature answered this invasion
If Nature did not respond both predator and prey would disappear. But Nature instead uses the arms race principal meaning if something can catch you...you can learn to outrun it and in turn it learns to run faster while you learn to dodge better ad infinitum. Nature also allows many life-forms to give multiple births to many of their kind assuring that out of the many some will survive to continue on. Based on results it does!
ARE HUMANS MORE VULNERABLE TODAY ?
Humans are living longer today than ever before making us age in place susceptible to what comes & goes. We also have established an obesity epidemic which supports intruders/invaders & weakens the host. We also tend to rely on drugs more than natural cure & approach. Living longer-wronger is no myth.
WE ARE ALL SUBJECT TO THIS
Complex, simple & extra-ordinary life all rely on common ground to exist which is mostly existence & a place to exist. This dynamic is out our hands. Why life here (earth) in the trillions but not elsewhere means something greater is afoot. What we do know is this. When life is given a chance, it seizes that chance
THE ILLS OF MANKIND
Over the millenniums of time mankind has been subject to and in harmony with other life-force whether known or not. Both the visible and the invisible have made a stand but none greater than mankind's which continues to perfect itself both inside and out over time. Only an act of man or God can call an end to it
NOTE: nuisance life (flys, fleas, mosquitoes, rash, cold, flu etc.) we cannot be rid of but neither can they be rid of us. We share the common space but be clear: We wish them dead while they just wish to survive
SO FAR...SO GOOD
Meanwhile enjoy your portion of life whatever that is for we will not travel this way again. Speaking from that point of view, live until you cannot but not in fear, doubt or confusion but instead in appreciation, wonder and adventure to be a part of this grand and awesome experience called life. Thank you