Life is not fair.

Life is not fair. 

I read in the L.A. Times about Sherpa people, far remote from us (on top of the world) in the shadow of Mount Everest.

They share the same problem that we all do, yet not on the same level.

Living in a remote, cold region with limited job opportunities, it is difficult to make a living and support their families.

On top of their normal problems, the current deadly pandemic has also enveloped them.


It “boggles” my mind when I think about the ability of people in remote areas of the world to survive infections. The virus may be controlled and dormant for a while, always ready to strike when conditions are ripe for success.

We, the world, must always be on alert. The world has survived many epidemics.

I have faith we will survive this one.


This epidemic, like others before, will end (nothing is forever).

I cannot control the actions of others.

There are not many people my age who have survived the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Danny and I will do our best to survive this one.

I hope you do, too.

Good luck, Morrie.

(May 9, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.