If you would have told me two months ago how much my world, or actually the WHOLE world, has changed, I wouldn't have believed you. But we are under siege and there is no escaping it . . . the threat is global.
It's a new world and there is no going back. We have to find a new 'norm' and we will. It will take some adjusting but we will adapt, just like our ancestors did in times of turmoil.
I believe this is a reset for Mother Earth and all of humanity. News clips show animals thriving, running free while the human race is sheltering down. City smog has dissipated revealing blue skies and mountain ranges that were hidden for decades. Endangered sea turtles are thriving.
The COVID-19 pandemic will be a history-altering event in so many ways. What have we discovered about ourselves? What do we really need in life? What is important to us, to our being? Things we once took for granted are precious memories right now.
But it's not all doom and gloom. It's a reset and we will all decide what is important. For most of us, I can bet it's not the material things, but instead spending time with friends and family. Hugs, kisses, holding dear ones close...those are the treasures I long for.
We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
I live in a vibrant town and on my daily walks, I normally encounter dozens of people jogging, walking, dining, going to the movies, etc. Since COVID-19, my walks have been eerily quiet and lonesome. A few times this surreal silence has brought me to tears but then I see signs of hope or a hint of light that inspires me not to give in to despair. I decided to record a few of these desolate walks even though I know they will forever be embedded in my memory. Sadly, my video below represents countless cities across America.