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In case we don't all make it out of this one...

Discussion in 'RF Memorials' started by Laika, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member
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    Hey everyone,

    Each of us is coming to terms with the reality of the global pandemic. It is all very surreal and no matter how much news I seem to read, it still hasn't quite sunk in. None of us really know how this is going to end, but it seems that in the coming days, weeks and even months that will follow things will get worse before they get better. Individually, we may lose people we care about. Friends, family members, co-workers, old school and university buddies. But as a community, we get to share each others company and a chance to make a difference and to survive in each others memory.

    We don't know if it will be our time and we don't know if or who we may lose, but we do know that not everyone alive today is going to make it out of 2020. Some of you have been here since the start of this year, some have been here for years and a handful of our oldest members can event count a decade. Rather than wait to find out who is left standing once the music stops, I'm going to say thank you to each and every one of you for being here, for being part of this community and for being part of each other's lives. I don't want to feel that I've taken any of you for granted if the worst does happen.

    I am reminded that as the Titanic hit the iceberg on the night of April 14th 1912, the myth goes that in an effort to calm the passengers the ships band of musicians played on even as passengers fled for the lifeboats. As the ship went down, it is believed the last tune played by the band was "nearer my god to thee". The RMS Titanic sank with the loss of over 1,500 lives, including all of the musicians. As one of the second-class passengers on the ship recalled:

    Many brave things were done that night, but none were more brave than those done by men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea. The music they played served alike as their own immortal requiem and their right to be recalled on the scrolls of undying fame.

    So, as we all now have that "sinking feeling" and try to find safe passage through this year, I thought this was perhaps the best tune to play. In the middle of the noise of what is going on, it is important to remember that we have shared the accidental miracle of each other's company. Whatever happens, I want to wish you all the best of luck and urge you to take care. May we all find some manner of peace once this is over, whatever our fates maybe. :)

     
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  2. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg Immersion in the Ocean of God's Word
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    All that is required now, after this event, is for us to think and act as a global citizen.

    All the best to all and for all people.

    Regards Tony
     
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  3. stvdv

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    Thank you @Laika. I thought about this today also; just being realistic.

    So, I wish you also the best of luck, thanks for sharing your stories.
     
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  4. MNoBody

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    thanks, but i will survive it, even if the body dies...I am an immortal having a temporary experience of mortality
     
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  5. stvdv

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    Just lose my "temporary experience of mortality" seems a great way to go
     
  6. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, Laika. I'vebeen thinking about this lately as well. If I suddenly drop off of RF without saying goodbye, you'll know why.

    You started a thread of bad pick-up line relating to coronavirus. You might enjoy this one from a group called Top Five that used to make these lists for at least 20 years, and has recently come out of retirement for this:

    The Top 17 Social Distancing Pickup Lines

    17. Is that a roll of TP in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    16. Looks to me like you're a symptomatic transmitter of the hotness virus.

    15. N95 masks and chill?

    14. Your eyes are like pools of moonlight, and the mystery of what's under that HAZMAT suit is driving me wild!

    13. I'm totally safe! I've actually been in isolation since 2016. Is the reality show guy still president?

    12. You take what's left of my breath away.

    11. Baby, your mask is saying "Stand 10 feet away," but your eyes are saying "Stand 6 feet away."

    10. Much like our healthcare system, I promise to disappoint you repeatedly.

    9. You might be infected, but just like my respiratory cells' angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, I can't resist you!

    8. No, I'm pretty sure it said, "shelter on my face."

    7. If I said you had a beautiful body would you keep it six f***in' feet away from me, for Christ's sake?!

    6. Are those real? Because I'd be pretty excited if your bra is stuffed with toilet paper.

    5. I wouldn't date you if you were the last person on Earth. However, I reserve the right to revisit that decision in a few weeks if necessary.

    4. What's a nice guy like you doing in a non-essential business like this? No, really, we're closed! Go home right now, you moron!

    3. Baby, you make me want to spray droplets all night.

    2. Are you a highly-trafficked area? Because I've been wiping down your surfaces in my head all night.

    And the Number One Social Distancing Pickup Line...

    1. [picks up megaphone] EXCUSE ME, SEXY LADY HALFWAY DOWN THE BLOCK... CAN I GRUBHUB YOU A DRINK?
     
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  7. ClimbingTheLadder

    ClimbingTheLadder Up and Down again

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    Personally I'm sick of melodrama. I don't think COVID19 will reach THAT MUCH further than it has already. With all the international lockdowns, we'll see life - while differently - continuing on in the coming decades.
    This is only a global panic event, entirely amusing yes. People have died and I don't gloss over that RIP, but seriously.
     
  8. InvestigateTruth

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    But let's say the number of infected people gradually is reduced, and then they open all boarders and all places becomes normal as before. In this case, let's say, even if there are 5 people remain infected in the whole world, the virus can spread again, and we go back to same situation. Remember, it all started from one location in China, perhaps from one infected bird. The problem with this virus is, it can easily and quickly spread. The world has not seen anything like it before
     
  9. ClimbingTheLadder

    ClimbingTheLadder Up and Down again

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    Yes, I do agree about your point.
     
  10. MonkeyFire

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    We need prayer now more than ever. Keep loved ones in heart and mind and focus on what you wish for.
     
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