Elizabeth On IG | March 20

Elizabeth posted a beautiful and moving message on her account: @elizabeth.mitchell.official
You should all read it because it is inspiring and thoughtful and wise.
She made us cry because these are stressing times and we both didn’t stop for a moment during the latest weeks… Beside trying to find a way not to think about what we are thinking about every single minute.

Her words resonate so much with us and with how we feel about the whole situation.
We haven’t posted much because we are sad and it was hard to express our feelings… and posting about something different beside what is happening to the world it felt inappropriate. We wanted to post to think about something else, we wanted to help other to think about something else…but that involved taking…and sometimes you just can’t… We are thankful for Elizabeth’s message because people need to understand that self-quarantine is the only way to save us all from Covid-19.

Doctors and nurses are heros here in our Country since they are working with not enough protection (because they don’t have it) with a scary numbers of patients. We need all to respect those like Liz’s sisters, they have a lot on their shoulders and they also have a family to care about.
We all need to think about other people’s lives because personal freedom cannot impact on others. That is not freedom, it’s selfishness, stupidity and it’s horrible.
We are seeing terrible, terrible things in our Country and when people don’t take this virus seriously piss us off. Tremendously.

So again we are thankful for Liz’s words and we really hope they can make a difference in people who are still out there risking other people’s lives.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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These are strange times. #fbf with me and my beautiful sisters. I live in Washington State and the last few weeks have been very busy. We all had an understanding that self-quarantining was going to be the way to go. We didn’t stockpile, but we were mindful in our choices and made sure we had the tools on hand to be at home for an extended period of time. – I’ve been away from Instagram for about two weeks, but checked in here and there. The words, thoughts, and ideas expressed here inspire and soothe me and I’m grateful to all of you. My sisters are here in Seattle with me. Both are doctors. One of them works in Seattle. She’s a lung doctor. She’s brilliant, kind, brave and I’m so proud of her for working on the front lines helping patients with COVID-19. I know there are people alive now because of her skill. But I worry, of course. And I’m sad for her, she cares so deeply and this virus is a killer. I cheer her on then go to Jordan and quietly hug him for a long time. The whole family was supposed to go away for a Hawaii vacation this week. A joint birthday celebration for my sister and me. I seem to be one of those people who doesn’t get terribly stressed. I don’t fly off the handle. I tend to respond to emergencies of every kind calmly and with what I perceive as rationality. It makes every single person I love… crazy. “Mom! Stop! you’re using the calm voice again!” It’s only after it’s over that I let out the fear and worry that flows under the surface of calm. I guess my goal is to be of service during this time, and to figure out what I can do to help. We chose to cancel our Hawaii trip. We had a FaceTime family meeting and I laid out my case for social responsibility. I live in Washington State. We don’t know what we have, or don’t have, or who we might hurt with our ignorance. My whole family was kind, thoughtful, and on the same page. We decided to cancel this trip we’ve been planning for a year. We hung up and I burst into tears. Waves of relief, worry, and fear. I don’t know. But I do believe we made the right choice and I’m so happy that my incredible parents are safe at home. – More in comments ❤️

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These are strange times. #fbf with me and my beautiful sisters.
I live in Washington State and the last few weeks have been very busy. We all had an understanding that self-quarantining was going to be the way to go. We didn’t stockpile, but we were mindful in our choices and made sure we had the tools on hand to be at home for an extended period of time.

I’ve been away from Instagram for about two weeks, but checked in here and there. The words, thoughts, and ideas expressed here inspire and soothe me and I’m grateful to all of you.
My sisters are here in Seattle with me. Both are doctors. One of them works in Seattle. She’s a lung doctor. She’s brilliant, kind, brave and I’m so proud of her for working on the front lines helping patients with COVID-19. I know there are people alive now because of her skill. But I worry, of course. And I’m sad for her, she cares so deeply and this virus is a killer. I cheer her on then go to Jordan and quietly hug him for a long time.
The whole family was supposed to go away for a Hawaii vacation this week. A joint birthday celebration for my sister and me. I seem to be one of those people who doesn’t get terribly stressed. I don’t fly off the handle. I tend to respond to emergencies of every kind calmly and with what I perceive as rationality. It makes every single person I love… crazy. “Mom! Stop! you’re using the calm voice again!” It’s only after it’s over that I let out the fear and worry that flows under the surface of calm. I guess my goal is to be of service during this time, and to figure out what I can do to help. We chose to cancel our Hawaii trip. We had a FaceTime family meeting and I laid out my case for social responsibility. I live in Washington State. We don’t know what we have, or don’t have, or who we might hurt with our ignorance. My whole family was kind, thoughtful, and on the same page. We decided to cancel this trip we’ve been planning for a year. We hung up and I burst into tears. Waves of relief, worry, and fear. I don’t know. But I do believe we made the right choice and I’m so happy that my incredible parents are safe at home.

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Instagram cut off my novel. Here’s the rest

We’re happy here. Quarantine isn’t a hardship for a well-stocked introvert. We’re running low on tp and there’s no bread flour anywhere. But CJ’s in virtual school, Jordan’s working from home, and I’m taking care of nieces, inventing crafts for a two year-old and dreaming up family meals and ways to help our empathy grow rather than wither. Fearful people are rarely their best selves. –
Every interaction, I try to meet fear with love. I lead a deeply privileged life and my heart right now is with the ones who can’t stay home. The amazing doctors, nurses, the people at our grocery stores and drug stores. I watched this one woman checking someone out at the grocery store. The person ahead of me was coughing up a storm, all over the counter and the woman behind it. After they left, this angel stood there calmly, wiped everything down, and said to me, “Well, we can’t leave. People say to stand six feet apart, but that’s not possible for us.” Then, she smiled and asked how I was. Told you. She’s an angel. –
So to all of you who can’t stay home… I send you my gratitude. Thank you for being there for us. #washyourhands and #stayhome if you can. We all need to do our part to #flattenthecurve.

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