A new decade dawned with a lot of hope as it always does with anything new arriving. A new day, a new book, a new person, a new place, all bring out a great excitement. The looking forward to the experience of the new something and the surprise element in not knowing what’s in store, make the waiting for the arrival of ‘New’ worthwhile. There will always be the secret hope to get the expected rather than the unexpected.
Year 2020 started with ignorance for many and it was bliss for sometime. And the knowledge was fed through media which was easy to avoid or ignore, again for sometime, keeping our usual, as normal. There was some confidence that the ‘pandemic’ lies far away from us and ‘no way’ we are part of ‘this new plan with a twist’
Then, the reality and the inescapability held our collar and made us take notice.
Life changed, a new normal took over. Nothing escaped or was ignored. Focus shifted from macro to micro. Wants trimmed for essential needs. Extra frills cut and folded for future. Stocks taken to survive the crisis.
Still, the end was seen very close. Something will be done to restore normalcy. Things cannot be so uncontrollable, in this new millennium and space age. We are super humans having harnessed the power of all the elements for our advantage. The hope stood strong on the pillars of ultimate superiority of the Homo sapiens. Alas! It is not to be so!
Weeks passed with the germ traveling widely with the globetrotting men and women. A new order arrived to show the weakness in the superior race. No latest weapon could protect the new unseen enemy. The giant power of the small organism and no shield against it to protect our lives, shocked the world. Panic struck; anxiety grew; uncertainty took hold as no one knew when this will end or what’s the cure.
While science finds ways to fight and kill the tiny being wreaking havoc across continents, we are asked to be unsocial by keeping distance from each other. Everyone sent home to shut the door on the virus. Not to give a path for its travel, we are asked to wash hands on it. While the air purifying itself from this killer, we went hiding behind a mask, biding our time.
“Stay home, stay safe” became our chanting!
While we stayed at home, our priorities changed, our lifestyle changed, our outlook changed, we changed, our universe changed…….hopefully for the better!
What changed in my life….in the next post.