We are all in this together

Love this bit of art in my local community

It is no coincidence that I started this blog in April 2020….As the entire world is gripped by the COVID 19 pandemic.

I feel like the world has been turned upside down and inside out, and when we do finally emerge on the other side, it will be a new ‘normal’. I feel like things may never be the same again.

I feel like we are in the midst of a massive change and transformation that the earth and her inhabitants have been longing for. I feel like this is a time of both outer and inner transformation.

Some people are worse off, some feel like they are better off and some are struggling to deal with the changes beyond our control. One thing is certain…we are all in this together.

At this time, most of us find ourselves in social isolation, allowed out of our homes only for work, study, shopping and exercise. No family get togethers, no celebrations, concerts, festivals, movies, religious services, etc. Most people are working from home, some parents have been thrown into the deep end, expected to work from home and home school their children.

Easter has come and gone and I feel some sadness at the fact that our family has not been able to get together. We have two new bubs in our family and I won’t get to see them.

My daughter wants to catch up with a friend, yet they have no idea how this is physically possible. How does one even date at this time?

So much disconnection…..

And yes there is connection through social media and the internet which is a blessing at this time.

Despite all this, I feel like there is a deeper sense of CONNECTION, a common sense of purpose, and a sense that we are all in this together.

People all around the world are going through the same issues at this time. This is a level playing field.  There is no discrimination. Celebrities have been affected as well as young children, royalty, sports stars, politicians and so called ordinary people.

We rely on the so called humble people like truck drivers, grocery store workers and medical technicians now more than ever. This is their time to shine. One of my heroes is the man who makes my coffee when I need it and who has kept his café open, even when others are closing.

There is no us and them anymore, it is all just us.

We are all in this together.