Thursday, March 25th 2021
Today, the morning started with FB reminding me of the 3 week long #LockDown announced and followed by the crazy “Saree/ Couple/MomMoments Challenges” we did last year, under the ” This Day, Last Year” feature.
But come to think of it, one year has gone by already! Phew! And what an eventful year it was!
It gives me goosebumps even to think about, how the pandemic had sneaked in our lives, globally. It just didn’t differentiate amongst us. It didn’t spare anyone. No gender biases, no skin colour or race discrimination. As if it mocked at us all!
As the most evolved beings on the planet, we were all locked down in our own territories, as though we were now The Endangered Species Kept In The Zoo. And all other creatures, the birds, swans, ducks, peacocks, butterflies, tigers and raindeers were once again free to move around anywhere, without inhibitions or fear. And we, the humans?
We were s**tscared to even step out of our homes.
There were plenty of speculations and conspiracy theories around Corona Virus’s origin and spread in certain geographies. But it was one war-like situation that brought all of the humanity against one invisible enemy- COVID-19!
While the volume of spread brought the biggest health threat to humanity, its timing brought promotions without assessments for the students and an overnight upsurge of online apps.
Yes, those were difficult days for all of us, but it brought us all together like a big family ( वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम). We lit lamps and prayed together, prayed for each other, prayed for Mother Earth to rejuvenate once again. As a family, we came closer. Learnt to respect that the boring, mundane domestic tasks required a great deal of compassion and care. We managed without any external domestic help and yet survived! ☺️☺️ And how incredible was it that we played the same board & card games with our kids that we have grown up playing?
And that quality of life and happiness are not dependent on the amount of money but the amount of care & compassion for each other. Binge watching was the new normal. And “Families that do chores together, stay together” became the new mantra.
Yes, those were difficult times but we faced them with great courage and discipline, as a community and as a family. It brought us all, together once again.
The most important lesson that it taught us all, was not to be complacent. None of us is, indispensable.
None of us will be able to forget last year. The year we were all very excited about 20:20, it surely became a very significant year in the history of mankind and now as part of my daily journal, too.
PS: Thank God For Small Mercies. क्या होता हमारा जो Internet को भी कोई virus लग गया होता? (The hell would have broken loose on us if the internet services were down too)😁😁
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