This is a challenging situation for all of us. It is almost as though the rapid spread of a virus is reminding us painfully of how interconnected all of us human beings on this planet are. Perhaps we can use this reminder to improve the ways in which we connect to ourselves, other people and the world at large.
The human spirit is strong and has survived through horrendous challenges at countless moments throughout history: the plague, the Spanish flu, many wars and so on. At times in the past people have thought: life will never be good again, we are doomed, everything is always going to be terrible. And people have bounced back, sometimes having learned painful but useful lessons.
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Picture the scene: At a recent concert, one member of our group, a man in his 60’s, was trying to find his seat in the row in front of us as he clutched a small bag. The bag had been given to everyone by the organiser of the concert as a free promotional gift. One of the men in our group commented in a funny voice “Lovely handbag!“ Upon hearing this, the slightly older man wordlessly smiled and pranced for a second in an effeminate way.