Becky & Rosa
How do I feel about the pandemic ‘lockdown’? After a lot of thought I’ve concluded that one of my main feelings is -‘pretty lucky’. I feel like the pandemic is a lottery and I seem to have won (so far). I am lucky enough to have a happy and healthy family with no underlying health conditions. I am lucky to have a teaching post and a secure household income. I am lucky that my children are young enough not to worry about it; in fact they seem to be loving lockdown, perhaps too much?! Rosa and Fred’s lockdown time mainly consists of playing all day in the sun and taking daily magical walks into the woods.
However, I can’t seem to shift this deep underlying feeling of unease as I am aware that many around, near and far, are not so lucky. I feel a bit helpless. It truly is a weird and complicated time, full of mixed emotion and uncertainty. I hope it ends soon. I’m lucky to live in such a naturally beautiful village with amazingly kind and supportive neighbours’ I think that my coping strategy is perhaps ‘out of sight out of mind’ and that and a couple of gins help.
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