Since this pandemic started in December 2019 so much has been said about COVID-19, and much more will be added into the archives of history about how this novel coronavirus affected lives. On the forefront are the numbers who have died due to this invisible enemy that man cannot seem to defeat. Borders have closed. Globalisation has separated families who are suddenly hard to reach. Being together is a blessing not to be taken for granted. The world as we know it will never be the same. We look forward to the new normal and embrace what we have learned – that life is indeed fragile and should be lived to the fullest. Everyday counts and everyone matters.
As socialising ground to a halt, people are learning new skills and are reinventing themselves. There are now more cooks, bakers, painters and gardeners. Netflix and Zoom are house words. Online buying and selling is the norm. Masks and face shields are the new accessories and grey hair is now acceptable.
The hubbys projects – the outdoor Kitchen, the Pugon, the Parilla – have come into fruition. A charming and wonderful place to share with family and friends.
My projects came in the form of words and was able to write a few poems during the lockdown.
P IS FOR GARDEN
After all this time you are sad, I know
This pandemic is tough and you don’t know where to go
We need to be out to work, study and play
But til now all we can do is pray
I choose to search for my pollinators
And create my beautiful garden outdoors
My place of refuge and peace
Putting my weary body and soul at ease
I will heal from the scourge of this pandemic
And tell stories that will be epic
Meantime I work with the birds and the bees
And enjoy the beauty of the flowers and the trees
I look up to the sky, grateful to be alive
With my renewed spirit I will survive
In spite of the terrible tragedy we are experiencing let us be thankful that we are healthy; while we yearn for the people we love who are far away, keep in mind that all things will pass…