Something happens to a person’s mind when they acquire a virus.  I’m not talking about being hacked, although it seems I may have been.  I am talking about the kind of virus that gets passed from person to person and hits you like a ton of bricks.  I’ve learned that it’s probably something you have to wait out for the duration of seven to ten days.  I’m on day eight and it doesn’t look like any relief is in sight.

When you’re confined to home with nothing to do but watch old westerns on TV – when you try to sleep but the constant dripping in the back of your throat continually tickles and stirs up a violent sounding cough which makes people think you’re dying – when your body aches so much that you feel you’ve been working out at the gym for 48 hours – something happens to your mind in the process.  You start thinking – which could be considered disastrous for some, unusual for others and just plain weird for a few.

You think of how you could change the world:

  • What if you could stop all violence just by holding up your hand and saying STOP?
  • What if you voted and actually believed that your vote counted?  What if it did?
  • What if every politician was given a couple hundred dollars to spend on their campaign and if they went over the cap, they would be fined a couple hundred dollars which would then be divided up amongst the other candidates?
  • What if people stopped looking at the negative side of things and started to care about each other again?
  • What if we didn’t have to lock our doors?
  • What if we didn’t have to fear for our lives when we shop at Walmart?
  • What if someone invented something to eliminate viruses and the common cold?
  • What if chocolate covered everything?
  • What if ants covered the chocolate?
  • What if you were devoured by chocolate covered ants?

As you see, I’m beginning to lose it again.  Most of the things I’m asking for in my “what ifs” have to do with things that affect me personally.  Maybe it would be better to turn that around a bit and see what would happen.

  • What if there was no violence?
  • What if all our elected officials had to pass a complete background check, sign an affidavit saying they had never done anything wrong and run for office based on their contribution to society?
  • What if the internet had never been invented?
  • What if people communicated face to face and learned to work their differences out together?
  • What if someone invented a cure for viruses and it contained chocolate and ants?

Maybe I’m onto something.

Instead, I will stop trying to solve all the problems of our times by going to the couch and watching another episode of “How the West Was Won.”  I wonder what would’ve happened had the west not been won.

Disclaimer:  These ramblings are from a mind which has been sick for eight days and wants out.  Any attempt at truth or sanity is beyond the capability of the author.






About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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11 Responses to WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

  1. Hope you feel better but I have those thoughts also and I’m not sick. At least I don’t think so. …

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  2. Get well and feel better soon! Drink plenty of fluids! Please go to the doctor if you aren’t getting better, because some of us tough old people can get pneumonia and the flu and not even realize it. You are precious to us and your ramblings are pretty sensible. 🙂


    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Oh thanks so much for your kind words. My husband had this first and it lasted about two weeks. He still has the cough occasional, but is getting better. If I don’t get better in a few days, I’ll call the doc.


  3. Aww. I’m praying for you to get all better very soon.

    Those are interesting thoughts! My favorite is the chocolate. Not so much the ants. 😂

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  4. I hope you get to feeling better soon! I totally get the wandering of the mind when sick. It seems that is all your body is going to let you do anyway. So glad you shared those thoughts with us…..I have had some of them myself….maybe not the chocolate and the ants LOL but all the rest!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      This afternoon, my knee went out. I’ve been having some trouble with it for about a month but it seemed better when I got this virus. Guess I’m going to be making a doctor appointment next week. Such fun growing old!

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  5. hatrack4 says:

    This all sounded great until you got to never having an internet. I wouldn’t have gotten to know you.


  6. Salvageable says:

    I am very sorry that you are ailing. I hope you get to feeling better very soon. And thank you for sharing your rambling thoughts; they add color to a gray Monday. J.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      My mind seems to go into a different dimension when I’m not well. At times it’s bee good, while others might lead to my commitment to a mental hospital. Either way, the creative juices continue to flow. Thanks for your kind words.


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