The neighbour and I were speaking softly, last night, looking through the spring buds at the rising of the full moon. We were talking about the Covid-19 epidemic and its lockdown.
“I’ll be glad when this is over,” he mused
I nodded my agreement, but privately held other thoughts…
What exactly is ‘this’ I wondered? Have we really thought through what we are all going through?
Many things have come to a ‘harvest’ over the past few years, among them are:
The state of world politics has grown bleak. Particularly in the USA and the UK – which, not surprisingly, seem to be linked by far more than a common language and historic genes. So much that we took for granted as ‘the normal state of civilisation’ has been swept aside by the force, abuse of information and the power of the super-rich. We all seemed to take a breath and wait for the natural intervention of hidden guardians who would keep the faith with kindness and the kind of liberal values many of us thought were the established bedrock of our societies.
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