I think I got into and out of bed on the wrong side last night and this morning. Though the weather is warmer and the sun is shining, I’m not feeling on top of the world. Quite the opposite. Though all the bad news the other night made me feel grateful, this YouTube video someone shared sent my mood spiraling down. And I didn’t even watched it all. Have a look and tell me what you think. Is this the future you envisioned and hoped for?

Then there’s this video inside Amazon’s warehouse.

I wonder how our world will evolve as we come out of the pandemic, if and when we do. I wonder how the climate will change as well as people’s and governments’ attitudes. I feel as if all the nice pretenses are stripped away. Someone has stole our rose tinted glasses and we now have to look at all the things that aren’t working well. I’m talking about the societal problems, broken infrastructures, climate change and maybe the Amazons, too. Sometimes I feel controlled, like a robot, scrolling, tapping and pressing my life away. Where’s the quality of real life, of hands on, doing the physical work? Yes, things require less time and physical effort. But what do we do with that saved time and energy? Where’s the pleasure?

Fear not. I’m not all full of doom and gloom. I have nice stories to tell. You can hear them on CBC radio, the Current on “the series Canada’s Road Ahead takes us to Stanstead, Que., where the U.S.-Canada border — closed tight during this pandemic — is separating friends and families. We speak with Chris Planetta, a member of the Borderline Players theatre company and the Border Curling Club, about what the border closure has been like for his community. And we hear from Donna Rolfe, assistant director at the Manoir Stanstead retirement home, where staff were so determined to keep people safe from COVID-19 that they moved in with residents for weeks at a time — twice in the past year.Aired: Feb. 18, 2021

And NASA’s Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars! When we have such capabilities, why can’t we fix the problems on the planet earth? Or why isn’t that more of a priority? Perhaps I’m too ignorant and naive but I rather live on our green earth than Mars. Keep in mind that I am speaking from blue tinted glasses today.

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