SETH WERKHEISER

Unending Exhaustion

Published in Life.

This has been quite a week. The election was on Tuesday, now five days ago. It was Saturday when it was announced that Biden / Harris were called the winners of this year’s presidential election.

Anne Helen Petersen

Wow, yes. This x 1000. While I’m relieved, today has just been exhausting.

No matter the good news, there were still 126,742 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Millions unemployed. Thanksgiving get togethers won’t be happening. Back to work on Monday with all this, with the expectation of “business as usual.”

So yes, absolutely, a physical and emotional hangover. Add that to the continued, unending grieving of normalcy, safety, downtime with friends, and going to diners.

I slept great. A cloud has been lifted now that he-who-shall-not-be-named has lost this election finally. But at the end of the day – of everyday, for the foreseeable future – we’re stuck in this COVID-19 loop.