Something I forgot to mention... the quarantine actually only applies to my son. Swine Flu is too far gone here in Victoria for family members to have to stay at home too if they're not showing symptoms. Lucky that, because I took 3 days off work last week with a bad viral headache and lethargy... which of course leads me to wonder if I had (or have) it?
Then again, it could all just be a regular virus, cold or flu my son has - it is Winter here after all. However, we do know that a youngster who uses the community centre where his kindergarten is had swine flu, so it could well be.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"You've got to focus on what's really worthwhile in life, which means resisting a lot of the currents in our culture" (Thanissaro)