It’s been a bugger, the pandemic, hasn’t it? Deprivation, isolation, and the rest. This past eighteen months will scar the world’s population for decades, one way or another.
And yet…in amongst the tragedy and anxiety have come, not only moments of superhuman courage, but slower, low-key changes…
Zoom has been a bit of a tyrant, but has made us properly engage with those with whom we had quite casual relationships. We’ve made the effort; we care about those who are struggling; we encourage and sympathise. We support. And in that, maybe we’ve learned to be better people? Better colleagues. Better friends.
This week, our art groups met up for a great tea party in a local park. For many, this was 14 months after we went online for our painting sessions. The joy in the air was palpable.
“It didn’t beat us!”
“Wonderful to see you!”
Of course, the painting has blossomed for many, though not all, but those who have not found sufficient motivation have their network, in the groups, to see them through the darker times. A friend who has your back…
Lucky me, to have had that friendship, too.
Looking forward, with excitement, to our next careful steps….Bring it on!