It is isolation day 3. Last night was a total lockdown of the country and we are no longer free to do as we please anymore.
Although I have worked all day from home. I have felt lonely. It has felt strange and surreal and hard knowing you are confined to the house for the foreseeable.
When will I be with my work colleagues again? This could be months of isolation spells and people absent from work. I am beginning today to feel a bit like a prisoner restricted to the four walls of home.
I picked up a shop yesterday and I was told by the woman to keep 2 metres away from her when she brought the shop out. I know this is the rules for everyone but its the only time in my life I have felt dirty or unclean.
It is the beginning of spring and summer echantments are beginning. The sun shines with warmth. The birds sing happy. The flowers are growing and showing again. It is nice but hard knowing Summer this year might be a strange one. That nobody may get a summer holiday. That summer may be in the garden at home if I am lucky.
I sort of began my own little business as a hobby a year or so ago. I have enjoyed it but now I have had to put it on hold because I cant go out and cant risk posting anything incase of contamination. The corona virus is restricting much more than people but of dreams as well.
A further 87 died today. The highest number so far. Sadly people are still not seeing the dangers. Despite lockdown last night the underground was busy and work places are busy. The virus is not being restricted so far. It has plenty of people to feed upon so far.
It is almost as if people dont care for others. As if selfishness and greed is a dominant force within them. Its as if they see the bright beautiful stars in the sky but choose to paint over them so that there is only darkness.
Today has been a sombre lonely one. Where life is grinding to a halt. Stillness is coming, nature seems calm outside but is it the calm before the storm? Nobody knows what will happen next in this crisis not seen in 100 years.
It is the darkness mankind is shrouded in currently which will make them appreciate the light. The light that perhaps exists and will be seen within each other.
Perhaps the days of hatred of each other will now end and petty dislikes and appreciation and love will take over. That mankind will open its eyes to the beauty surrounding it and see gratitude to be alive and the see miracle in the life that others possess.
If being restricted to home has taught me one thing it is patience. Sometimes me and many others are so busy and on the move that life passes by quick and we dont get to appreciate it. But this has brought me calm and acknowledgement and that I must have patience to get through this current test.
For now I like many others are suffering at home but suffering is good for the soul and perhaps a great lesson. I will appreciate nature more and the outside world and the joy of just being near people. May that day come soon….