I’m not sure about the phrase “self isolation”
It conjours up thoughts of loneliness.
Especially for the elderly
If back in December someone close to us had suggested that a world wide pandemic would be with us in twelve months
Borders closed, normal people would turn into selfish beings panic buying food medicines and baby milk.
There would be an even bigger pandemic of mass fear inducing self isolation and social distancing
Would we have believed it could happen so quickly? As I write I feel I’m discribing a plot a of a Margret Atwood novel.
Yet here we are.
Everyday a new chapter unfolds. This week schools in Wales will close for the foreseeable.
People are working from.home if they can. Supermarket shelves are empty old people stand in the rain outside doctors surgeries waiting for their medication to be brought out by masked staff .
Social distancing forgotten as they huddle under umbrellas
I hear people saying the world has gone mad.
Everything has slowed down. Venice canals are now clear dolphins visit
There are no planes over head pumping chemitrails into the sky.
The usual bustle of shoppers riding by each other unoticing has calmed .
Although everyone is worried I’ve noticed more smiles.
Concern for family friends, strangers. The flip side of the panic buying.
Let’s try to focus on what we can do. Instead of what we can’t
Pick up your phone for a chat with family and friends.
Read the book you haven’t had time to pick up.
Discover the joy of podcasts and radio plays.
When weather allows it get out into the garden spring is coming .
If you don’t already try meditation.
The power of visualisation can take you anywhere. YouTube is a good place to start.
The world hadn’t stopped it’s just slowed down. Maybe she will take the time to breathe and to heal.
Maybe we can too.
When all this is over remember this is history in the making.
Our great grandchildren will learn about 2020 in school.
The year that everything stopped and changed..
Let the next line be ..
For the better..