Ah, New York City. The place where dreams come true. The place where anything is possible. The place immortalized by movies, songs, novels, and poems. What a gorgeous town. They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, after all.
Ah, let’s open up the blinds and look out at the stunning accomplishments of mankind…
Ok, well surely this city can withstand a little pandemic right? Surely nobody is losing their minds. Surely the city isn’t falling apart at the hands of a virus gone awry, right? Right??!?!??!?!
Maybe just one more peek out my window. I’m sure everything is all better now. After all, this is the city that knows how to survive anything….
Oh dear sweet lord!
(closes blinds, hides under covers)
(shakes back and forth)
Oh… everything is fine…. Just fine. Just dandy! Fine and dandy…. Oh yes…. yes, yes, yes…. umm…. Ugh, oh boy.
Wait a second!
I’m just being silly. The world isn’t that bad or that scary. This virus isn’t even that deadly… that we know of… and I refuse to be scared. I refuse to sit in my bedroom, trapped like a rat in a cage. This is ridiculous. I am young, I am strong, and I am capable of anything! I’m going to go open my blinds, and outside my window will be a bright, sunny, warm day, and everything is going to be all better! I just know it!
(walks to the window, throws open the curtains)
Man, we are fucked.
Oh well, nothing else we can do I guess. Let’s fire up the kettle. Open up that fresh tin of darjeeling, and go through the entire Friday the 13th franchise…
~ The Dark Horse