BENSTAGE 19.1 Next Level Failure

The Corona Chronicles – Day 3

or: Have You Ever Danced With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight?


This section might not make so much sense after all I now realise, as I hardly engage with society. In general I think, but especially now. I also don’t engage with social media too much anymore, so I can just share best guesses here. It is like with every crisis: the nice ones are getting even nicer and the assholes getting worse. And most of us – like me – just endure and do nothing. At least, I try not to make things worse, but that’s about it so far, I have to admit.


I did not listen to Merkels speech to the people. I have a hard time listening to her in general, as she is not a great speaker. Besides the Christmas or new years eve speeches, I can’t really remember her giving such a speech. It’s not something usual in this country. I heard the highlights of course, little critic, mostly people agree with her and celebrate our “Queen Mum”. That’s weird to me, let’s not forget it was her politics putting our health system in the status it is today. But then again, it seems it’s still in way better shape, than of most countries around us. She said something like this crisis is the biggest challenge since the second world war. Like with Marcon’s “We are at war” statement, I don’t think this is an appropriate comparison. Especially not from German politicians. I start to understand how severe the consequences could be in the end, threatening a lot of jobs, causing even more suffering but that’s still nothing in comparison to the crimes and suffering caused by a world war, I think.


Wednesday is the meeting day in my team, so a lot of Hangouts. Works quite well I’d say. Some don’t really have a good internet connection, which makes things harder, but all in all it works. I keep thinking that for myself, this is not such a big challenge, but it must be hard for parents. I try to imagine, but the truth is, I can’t. I find it tough sometimes taking care of my own moods, being responsible in such time for other ones must be tough. I hope they can manage without going insane. I can imagine, we all need some vacation once this is over.


I was out for a run which was good one, cause it was quite warm. I could have done even more than my usual round of 4.5k. Streets have been more empty, but not entirely. Most business are closed though. Just from this, it looked like the staying at home thing slowly starts to work. I hope so. I would really prefer doing this without a curfew – which is discussed already of course. Still no luck buying toilet paper but I’m coming to that tomorrow …

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