How are you doing?
Honestly, I never thought that in my lifetime, I would ever experience living with a global pandemic. It is a unique and painful experience. Painful in the fact that so many people globally have lost their lives and their family will not have the chance to bury their loved ones in the way they deserve. In the UK the maximum number of people allowed to attend a funeral is five.
The coronavirus has changed our whole way of life, how we interact with each other, and it has revealed how frail our way of life has become.
The things that we valued before the pandemic are no longer critical, and the people we hold in such high esteem are now no longer relevant. We are now placing a much higher value on people in the medical profession, delivery drivers, bus and train drivers, cleaners and people who work in supermarkets. They are the new superheroes.
We have had to come to terms with ourselves as country after country instituted national lockdown. As I am writing this post, we are still under lockdown. Isolation has forced families to stop, catch up with each other and reestablish relationships.
The lockdown has also highlighted the dangerous position that victims of domestic violence will have to endure. In the United Kingdom, there has been a sharp increase in phone calls to domestic violence charities and sadly, an increase in the number of deaths.
We must all come to realise that we are a global family, and there are more things that unite us than divide us.
Leave a comment below to let me know how you are coping with the lockdown.