I think that sometimes I am inspired. Not all the time, prove is the fact that I haven’t written on here for ages. I didn’t have much to update you with from the medical point of view. That’s good, right? I will be having the 6 months’ checks and scans in a month or so. Stay tuned. Oh, I have sinusitis at the moment but that’s no news. Oh, and I had a full blood test last week which came out all good.
In the meantime, the world has gone bonkers. Remember that a year and a half ago I started my other business, The Honey Cow? Who knew that in 2020 I would be making the most sought after product in the world? At the rates of hundreds per week…
What was the world like before all this happened? What was the world like before 2020!?
Everything was so quiet. People travelled all over the world. They visited whatever they wanted, when they wanted it. There was a feeling that everything is ours and that we can do whatever we wanted. We didn’t even think about the fact that one day our world as we know it might just stop. I always wanted everything, and at this moment in time, right now, I have everything as far as I’m concerned. And let’s not forget! We were complaining… always have, always will. People in general complain about everything. The money was not enough, the salaries were never enough, the car was not good, we threw away our clothes after two wears because the fashion has changed… We throw away too much food…
And the year 2020 has come and everything has been shaken from its foundations.
We were not allowed to walk outside. We weren’t so sure about ourselves or the ones near us. I didn’t want everything anymore and I didn’t throw away things so easily. We had to become self sufficient and economic. We were in lockdown. We had to home-school our own children, work from home (no change there) and grow salad in the garden (the snails ate it).
From the beginning of the year, the world, the Earth, life, people, it all seems like a storm and we are not sure when and how we will come out of it. We learnt insecurity, fear, but also appreciation and contentment. We learnt to be happy with little and small things mattered more. We know we only have THE moment. We also know we can lose everything in an instant. We also know that we were so happy when we complained that we were unhappy. We had so much, when we complained that we didn’t have enough. But I could’ve told you all this 2 years ago, as it is more or less the experience that each person diagnosed with cancer goes through. You have everything, and suddenly you have nothing. And all that everything can be taken away from you in a single moment.
The social distance imposed to save our lives kills our hearts, distance from people, fear of touch. When you are a social animal, these things matter.
For me personally, not much has changed, I work from home, I don’t see many people on a regular basis, but I see the change and the sadness in others.
I was not afraid. I didn’t panic. I was not afraid that death or that disease would come. We did our best to do things right. And frankly, I went through various operations and chemo/radio so I’m not going to be beaten up by some Chinese virus. (still have a lot of toilet paper…)
When I thought not much could be worse than a global pandemic, another wave came. I think the world needs constant drama.
The US, the model of democracy, freedom and development, was shaken to its foundations with a sudden event that lead to world-wide mass gatherings. We are supposed to rebuild economy, society, lives…I don’t know what society will be built in a world that makes itself a hero and an idol of a man who threatened a pregnant woman with a gun, was a drug dealer and a prisoner. Films, music, etc are prohibited. The statue of Christopher Columbus is beheaded, or Churchill’s is desecrated in London and all in the name of freedom and democracy.
I don’t know how we will get out of 2020 – the year we crawled through, the year of the storms, the year when humanity died as to be reborn.
The world and life will certainly not be the same. When everything is over, we will not be a year older, but older with a life lesson learned differently. And for some, that was how to wash their hands or that fact that a mask is to be worn over your nose too, not only over your mouth. You don’t wear pants with your willy out, do you? (OK, maybe some do!)
But so far, we have learnt how to look at others suspiciously, and every sneeze, cough or rub of eyes will push people away.
Here’s to July, whatever that may bring. Cats landing from other planets? I’m up for that!
In the meantime, if you still haven’t got a sexy mask, you know where to go…