In British Columbia, it was announced that mid-May we will enter Phase 2 of our relationship with
Covid-19. Our social circles can expand cautiously, some parks will reopen and some businesses will reopen if they have a plan to keep employees and customers safe. Dr. Henry, our Public Medical Officer has a new mantra, "Big spaces, few faces."
We, in the First World, are forced to accept uncertainty. Retirees can't make travel plans or hair appointments. The gym is closed and some groceries are in short supply. We miss spending time with our family and friends. Younger people face uncertainty in the workplace. How long before they can safely go back to work or school? What will the job look like in the future?
|Poppies turn towards the sun.|
A friend shared a passage about perspective with me yesterday. A person born in 1900 had lived through two devastating World Wars, the 1918 pandemic and a global economic depression before they reached the age of 50. During my 68 years on the planet, I have experienced some disappointments, very little discomfort and no disasters.
Perspective....ever so important. It is a fortunate person who has not experienced much hardship. Or
maybe not! I really don't know. Right now, we have been given time to think about the difficult questions.
I just received a fanout from the church that I attend. This week, they produced a beautiful YouTube based on the writings of John O'Donohue. It is really lovely.