We are living in unprecedented and uncertain times, something that has never happened before in our lifetimes. We are truly “Living History” right now.
In years to come we will all look back at these times, but how much will we remember? More importantly, what will we remember?
Firstly I now realise how seriously “Fragile” Society really is, I had no idea how our day to day lives are so finely balanced, literally on a knife edge. In normal circumstances we carry on our daily routines without the realisation we are that close to the edge. What has also struck me and probably a lot of you as well, is how important “the little guy” is; that’s me and you. How we only function every day as a society, because every single one of us has our own tiny parts to play, we each have our roles to play and a bit like a Jenga Tower, if you remove the wrong block, Society can very easily topple over.
Little things mean a lot and possession’s mean very little, we all like to think that is how we view things naturally, but if you wanted anymore confirmation of this, then you have it now.
I am truly amazed at the wonderful lengths and sheer inventiveness of people to share and stay in touch and to still celebrate occasions such as Mother’s Day and Birthday’s.
The innovative ways that people have managed to keep Social Distancing, but still find a way to bring people together, some of these have been so heart moving.
We will all take away something differently from these troubled times, but I wanted to start documenting the things that I want to remember and to try and blot out the bad things.
So in the first, of a series of blogs, I wanted to record my own personal views from this period in History.
There will be NO Political statements in this blog and likewise no negativity, I am focusing on “The Good Things” and the things that have made me laugh and smile through adversity. This will not necessarily be in any chronological order, I just wanted to capture the small details that have resonated with me. I hope you enjoy…….
How to maintain the correct distancing as demonstrated by Hugh Pym from the BBC who has rather conveniently grown to exactly 2 metres for us!
Here is how to do Mother’s Day safely!
I also want to share with you two special things that have restored my faith in both humanity and kindness and gives me the belief that together we will overcome this.
The love and bond between a Sister and her Brother and the extra miles that she went to overcome the isolation between them.
The second is somebody that has simply adapted to our new current existence and decided to share with us the views around her beautiful garden.
So let us embrace the new temporary world that we find ourselves in, lets try to learn some new skills, lets try to adapt to what has become the “new norm”, let’s try to be more tolerant and patient and lets try to enjoy Home Schooling!
Remember kids will always, always be more inventive than Adults, this is how to embrace self isolation and social distancing but still play ‘Footy’.
How wonderful are all the decorated Rainbow Windows that we are seeing around our streets and how emotional and tear jerking was the #ClapForTheNHS
The next few weeks are going to be tough and bring uncertainty, but by pulling together, we can keep smiling and support each other through this.
Above all else I just want to say thank you so much, to all our Health Care Workers and Care Workers, you are heroes in every sense of the word, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do and continue to do.
With special thanks to Natalie Weston, Harley from #TheQuarantineGarden, Barry Geraghty and Sarah Jayne-Tobin for allowing me to share their videos and thank you to Simon Palmer, Susan Pym (plus model Hugh Pym) and James Pearce for allowing me to use their photographs.
If you have seen something inspirational online yourself, or have done something inspirational, to brighten people’s day, then don’t hesitate to drop me a message on twitter @chiddickstree or by email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to give you a mention next time.
One last thing to make you smile from Sian Cosgrove:
In other news……….the cat over the road is called Walter
Stay Safe and cherish your loved ones and try to be a little bit more tolerant and patient, we will get through this……….