The first lockdown last year in March, I could focus on the thought of spring around the corner, warmer weather, light evenings, it was hard but seemed easier to cope with. This time we have the winter, sun in short supply, shorter cold days and a feeling of being closed in…..in all honesty I can’t remember what I really thought during the first but do remember how hard it was but also remember feeling hope for the nicer months ahead.
Animals have more freedom than we do at the moment. I know we have no choice if we’re to see the end of this wretched period, but it must be lovely to be in blissful ignorance of the reality that surrounds us right now. All I want is to trundle as and when I please but of course I can’t. I see a beautiful sky outside and just want to venture outside with my camera. Some have said just do it but I would feel so guilty and why should I be allowed to break the rules set for all?
This current lockdown has hit me for 6 again….I’d got into a nice new routine of 2 or 3 walks a day whenever I felt the urge to wander and now I can only have one…Who would have thought that I’d have to think carefully when to trundle? Do I go early if the sun is shining then have to be closed in for the rest of the day. Do I take my chance and hope the sun doesn’t disappear and wait until later? What if I wait too long and the sun disappears and the rain arrives? What petty decisions rule my life now.
This is the worst time of year anyway for a lockdown. Having just put the sparkle of Christmas away for another year, the world suddenly looks grey and gloomy enough without these extra rules that have come into our lives…
Well I decided to type a list of good and bad to help me put things in perspective as there are far more people worse off than me, I really do now that…
The lights and unexpected bonuses provided by Covid
Time to stop and appreciate what you have
Time to trundle
Time to investigate your neighbourhood
Time to learn new skills
Time to appreciate your community
Time to come together as a community
Time to help others
Time to volunteer
Time to take photos…
The wrongs and dark side
My friend not being allowed to visit your husband in his Care Home for 9 months, then given 10 minutes at his side before he dies……
Living a life limiting condition and not being able to make the most of the time left
My friend having cancer and simply having to sit and wait in hospital instead of having adventures while she can.
Taking away the timings of routine
Reducing some peoples time on this earth
Taking away the time spent with those who mean the most
Taking away out time to travel
Preventing us from using our time to live your life the way you want
Preventing the 20 second daily hug we all so badly need…
Covid has given and taken away TIME in so many different ways. Who would have thought one virus could change time in so many ways….I do try and see the positives and like them to outweigh the negatives, but occasionally, the dark side comes out winning, especially on rubbish weather days when my camera has to stay safely inside…