We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another.
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For most of us, the past several weeks have been inconvenient on one side to extremely painful on the other. We have adapted to some new ways of doing things, and have also stopped some along the way. What we started are probably things we did not consider previously. At the same time, we stopped doing things that we thought we couldn’t live without.
The roads are now barren. The cities that were known for never being still, now stand deserted. Everything has changed – the bustling malls, the entertainment centres, and the crowded trains. Disney World is no longer magical; the romance in Paris is missing; the beautiful and timeless architectures in Rome seem to have gone back in time. The Great Wall of China is no longer a fortress. Even Mecca is empty.
Shaking hands is no longer polite. Hugging is not showing affection. Social distancing is respectful. All of a sudden, all the power and money we have cannot save us. We have freedom, yet not free.
Being on top of the food chain, we probably thought the world revolves around us. We exploited the nature with little or no consideration for others. But, while we are confined, nature has started healing itself. The air, water and the sky have become cleaner.
What is this telling us?
We are not the owners. We are the guests. Nature was there long before us and will remain long after. We are not required to run the world. The world can take care of itself.
When we return to our normal lives at some point, hopefully soon, we must remember our place on this Earth.
Thank you for sharing some of your precious time with me each week. Leave a comment if you liked it.
Stay safe, stay hopeful.
Until next week.