He looked at all the names in the newspaper. Over the last two months nearly 100.000 people had died from the pandemic. They had died because the guy in charge whom everybody called the president had failed. Again. The president was killing the people who had voted for him. Most of them were old white men. He would soon be an old white man too. He hadn’t left the house for weeks. The pandemic had not only changed his life, it had changed everything. Nothing would ever be the same again. The pandemic had taken away the certainties of life. The sun would still rise every morning, but apart from that? The problem with certainties was their intolerant nature. Intolerance is not sexy. Everything is possible. That’s sexy. Everything can happen. The biggest liar on the planet was our elected president. Shit happens because everything can happen. A certainty? Maybe. Man will not survive nature. Now that’s a certainty.
CERTAINTIES / Berlin 05/20