Can we remember back 60 years when we heard this refrain read against a background of strange sounds and music:
“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”
Now there is nothing humorous about this “thing” called COVID, but I must say, that there have been times and places when strange and sometimes humorous situations have developed and crossed my path over these past several months.
Let’s start with this one….I go into a bank to make a deposit, and see 10 people in masks. It could have been a scene out of an Old West bank robbery, but who is the “bandit”? …we all look like deperados with the bank clerk handing out money to masked marauders.
Hey, how about going out to dinner and sitting inside some type of plastic bubble. I feel as if I’m in a scene from the animated cartoon, the Jetsons. Maybe this bubble I’m eating in, can take off on its own power, and fly me home.
The Supermarket….now here’s a “trip”…. Some of the store patrons walk in wearing hazmat suits. They walk around the store slowly looking like the Michelin man, or the old, Robby the Robot. I watch with interest as they try to find their wallet or purse within the confines of their protective wear, that has no pockets.
And lastly, my trip to the dentist. I sit in the seat and wait for the hygienist and the dentist. A bright light shines in my eyes and when I can see clearly I look up and see people working feverishly in my mouth wearing helmets, masks, gloves and something else that looks like a microphone coming from their “space helmet”. This sight begs the question as to whether I have been abducted by aliens who are now examining this specimen to find out what this strange being is, and could it be some intelligent life from another planet.
No, there is nothing funny or humorous about our last year. Even Santa Claus and the reindeer went a different route this year…..no going down the chimney…all gifts were left at the door wrapped in Amazon boxes. We’ve all had to find our own way.
Take it for what it is… It’s just as I see it.