Trying to catch a glimpse of hope in a world spilling of raw emotions, tears, anxiety, and little laughter. Maybe we are filled with a lot of sad questions that even Google has failed to answer. And encyclopaedia? The assumed island of knowledge has no clue yet. Indubitably, this wasn’t the picture of our mission in the overrated vision 2020.
These past few months have been a dark moment for us as the pandemic keeps exploring the globe, crossing every national boundary with no visa needed. We are lost in the chaos of looming uncertainty and distress as it keeps disrupting all sectors in our nation.
CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19), a novel infection which was first reported in China’s Wuhan territory, has incapacitated the world from being what it used to be and has changed the world(maybe things will never be the same again after all these), which in turn has disrupted our personal lives and daily schedules. There is a mutual looming insecurity, distress, and fear I see in our society when I see people protecting their faces with a mask and hands well protected in gloves with a body language of-DON’T MOVE CLOSER etched in their movements. Our streets which used to be littered with people, voices, indistinct noises have gradually lost its ring of diplomacy to an unusual state of dark silence.
The imposed lockdown caused by the pandemic has shrunk the world and it's suffocating. My heart yearns to view the outside world. Even in my home, I’ve have become a prisoner with no criminal records because of the lockdown, coupled with a small map guiding my adventure around the house. My social relationships have become quarantined as well as the only means of interaction is the internet, where I say hi from a distance.
There is always a blink of light in dark times, despite the flowing tears of the world, we have found different ways to coin funny games, memes, jokes-something to keep us away from our dark hole of emotion.
Yet, we must continue to live every day. We don’t hope to survive but choose to live. Amidst the turpsy turvy crisis, here is a message to myself first, then to you. This is an opportunity to re-invent yourself. A great time for family and friends. A time for spiritual bonding. Here is the time to do something you’ve always wanted to do. Time to reach out to people. Time to read that book, prepare that food, learn that skill, study that online course. A great opportunity to take care of you!
Whilst we complain about boredom, added weight, house chore stress, lockdown rules, parental nags, etc, let’s remember those with no homes, those whose daily bread lies on the streets, those whose daily bread comes from daily jobs, those at home wallowing in hunger, the health workers, those in isolation centres, the carriers of the virus, those presently fighting to win the battle and sadly, those who have lost their lives to the deadly virus.
Let’s remember the tears in their homes and the fear coupled with sadness in the hearts of their family members. Their hopeless hopes, their audible cries, and heavy hearts.
This too shall pass!
How has lockdown experience been? I would like to hear from you.
Ife ati Imole!💜💜