The responses also squared up with my belief that travel is not in fact safe to engage in - until more people, everywhere, are vaccinated.
It’s actually why I hadn’t boarded a plane even once between March 2020 and June 2021 and only did so after I was fully vaccinated because I had to work and knew everyone I’d be working with was vaccinated too.
In short, my priorities always came out with the health and safety of others as more important than my own desire to be out there exploring.
I still felt longing. I’m only human. But I stayed home.
Then this week, my friend Erica’s post helped me see the nuance that had been missing from so much vitriol online between those who are, or are not, vaccinated. And the media that fuels a fire dividing us all.
This is her post. Shared with permission.