Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Monday, March 30, 2020

3/29/20 RMB COVID 19 Numbers

3/29/20 RMB COVID 19 Numbers

Dear Rita Mae Brown,
Sunday’s numbers say 3,718 people died of COVID 19, of those 573 were Americans. I watch digits daily, with sorrow for those our world has lost and hope for a brighter day ahead.

The statistics lead me to the number who are taken yearly by the common flu, and by other illnesses, and for other reasons.

And in this sea of number, there are others, like the hundreds of thousands of daily births. adds them up one by one, day by day.

Each death and every birth is a person, a mother or father, sister or brother, son or daughter, and they remind me how precious every day is, how fleeting every breath.

Every 1 counts.