Move, Drive, Park, Act – Don’t Give Up! – Dec 1st-7th, 2020

December 07, 2020

Move, Drive, Park, Act – Don’t Give Up! – Dec 1st-7th, 2020


Los Angeles and the rest of California, are under the new stay at home order.  Lockdown again.  However, some are defying the orders.  John wrote a blog worth reading: “Malaise is more contagious than Covid.” And malaise is sadly permeating the Southern California’s air.

Have you ever walked into a party and immediately wanted to leave because the energy of the place was way down?  Yet, you might had walked into a small cafe bursting with life, joy and laughter and I wanted to stay forever?  With the latter, when you finally left, you felt energized and uplifted.  Your creative juices were flowing.  With the former, you simply went home and went to a polar bear sleep without any desire to wake up.

That is what is happening lately in my city of LA.  Our government officials, although they themselves frequent most famous dinning establishments and who themselves get a government paycheck, shut down all the restaurants even for outdoor dinning and all the deemed non essential businesses, thus denying people ability to earn a living.  The places left opened,  including grocery stores, are only allowed 20% capacity.

No one denies that Covid is a brutal virus.  Yet, indifference and malaise are deadly also.  Eli Wiesel said: “Action is the only remedy to indifference: the most insidious danger of all,”  Thus, we need action.  Possibly as a defiance.  And some in Southern California are doing just that.

In Huntington Beach, CA there is Basilico’s Pasta e Vino.  Its owner Tony Roman has refused to shut down indoor and outdoor dinning.  The restaurant is constantly packed.  People are hungry for life!  For noise!  For being social.  Tony Roman said: “When you lose your freedoms, they are gone forever.” He is not giving up and inviting others to do the same.

Thankfully a few sherifs are not enforcing Governor Newsom’s orders.  Instead they are using basic common sense and trusting the people. “In Riverside County, Sheriff Chad Bianco said in a video message critical of the order that his agency’s approach would remain as it has throughout the pandemic, relying on county residents to protect themselves.” (read further about Tony Roman and CA sherifs on under, Dec 7, 2020 – Some Southern California business owners will defy governor’s coronavirus shutdown order)

Every slogan lately includes the words indicating “uncertain times.”  But what has ever been certain in life?  The only certainty is with death and taxes.  Never before though, there has been uncertainty associated with living and life.  Until now.  Until a bunch of certain of their paycheck government officials, are indifferent to us in our desire to earn a living.

It is time to wake up and drive, move, park and act.  It is now or we will never wake up from our contagious malaise.


Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director PT

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