Can you imagine what you would do after this is all over?
Will your life change as a result?
It's easy to forgot the uncomfortable and stressful times of the past year.
It's amazing how easy it is for people to switch. Like they are enduring drama and then nothing is wrong.
When I was younger, my first girlfriend who I really smothered, only in the way that first love can do, cheated on me.
One day it was deep, everlasting love. The next day it was like she had forgotten who I was.
It was so painful.
This is how I feel like in the covid era. One minute you are locked up inside. The streets are empty. You have an evening curfew.
Next moment you are invited to the city to sing Jingle Bells. Shop til you drop. Stare at the Myer Windows.
It's kind of insane.
I know life moves on. I know that there would be a 'gradual re-opening' for all the a-holes.
What about all the people who have suffered? What about all the people still in pain?
"What about me?" As the old song went. "It isn't fair? I've had enough and I want my share. Can't you see, I want to live? But you just take more than you give?"
I always found that song a bit whiney. But it's true in its sentiments.
How can we just carry on pretending nothing has happened.
The truth is, we can't. This trauma needs to be addressed. It's all denial and disassociation at this point.
For those 'awake' to what is going on, it may take some time to talk about what you've been through.
Acknowledging it, talking about it, and coming to terms with it is going to be a process.
I think that's more important work to do than pretending nothing happened, and it's simply 'business as usual'.
It's not. We need some healing.