As I scroll through Twitter, emails, and news sites, I find so much talk of COVID-19 and its limitations on life - and the scary implications that it “could happen to you”. And, of course it could happen to anyone – even if most precautions are observed. But I am, like most people, tired of all this.
A walk in the park seems like a good idea.
It is late afternoon and a pale three-quarter moon is looking down from a clear blue sky. There is a cool wind blowing but enough last rays of a fading sun touch my back and make me feel good.
The lorikeets and noisy miners are squeeping and squawping in the trees and flying all about. Though their noise is loud and boisterous, they are welcome company.
I continue walking for 30 minutes. The smell from the tall eucalypts is just enough to tease my senses and, as I turn for home, I start to relax. A little girl in a pink dress and bare feet, runs over to a small slide, giggling as she goes.
With this vision, my afternoon walk has almost been made complete and I go home with a vow to keep off electronic devices for a while.
As I walk into my kitchen, I see that my husband is putting the finishing touches on a beautifully round pizza.
I sigh with contentment.
No more worries – for now.
Go away, COVID-19. You are not wanted.
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