Would you please get rid of the bed and don’t forget to make up the blanket carefully, was ever the commend of my mom in the morning. It was the last day of march and I was soaking those winter farewell moments in my soul. Much was around to welcome the start of summer in my part the world. I recall all those rituals my family practiced to say goodbye to winter. Shuffling the cupboards, my dad asking us to sip the last drops of honey as the summer would be the seasons to avoid many foods, the honey being one of them. Servicing the ACs, buying new mosquito repellents, stocking pantry with juices, and listing all favorite summer fruits in the grocery list. All that was festive. Little I knew I gonna miss a whole chain of these doable doings. Ever you imagined this chaos happening when you said Happy new year this year?
Tables turned and here’s the world is “witnessing” the unseen COVID 19 suddenly eating up all their routines and canceling plans which once meant life goals to them. For a moment I felt that fear is spreading faster than the cause of fear. The bad thing about life is, its not Grey. So why not switch between black and white without taking this pandemic hard on our souls.
Dig into the whole situation. People die in accidents and we move on saying RIP (rest in peace), teenagers take their lives for the sake of those creepy bad grades and things end up with justice delayed is justice denied. Hospitals narrate a completely new story of human misery. If not anyone of that. I am still sure that half of the human dies at 25 and buried when their body is dead. Were we ever alive like this before? At least not me, I can hardly name 5 people I know who took life much seriously ever before. Like the beautiful mushroom-like surface of the corona, it certainly has other beauties in its after-effects. Let us get into it and explore a bit.
The robot routine of getting up in the morning and dragging yourself to work daily so you may earn the money to travel office next month. We waited a whole week for the weekend. We forgot how our pets look like and what the problem family is going through. Here, you are free. More than a lift-man moving to a fro horizontally.
Invest this time in the things you love. Cook, bake, read, watch, exercise, and interact with the family who brought you to this age. Surprise your parents with your cooking skills, the dad who took you to the zoo when loved monkey and the Mom whoever was punching bag of your anger when nobody other could even bear you.
The zoo is setting up 2plus2 for me. That monkey can’t wait to take our view regarding the home arrest. I hope we all will believe in animal freedom from now. Go Green organizations are done with creating the buzz as plants got all of their rights almost. Never knew home-cooked food is yummy enough to serve you three meals? It turned out well than expected.
About the socialization, I know you wanted a break from 9/10 people you had to meet daily out of work demand. Isn’t it your empire where no one can invade, not because they started caring your privacy because they themselves are dumped to their own forcibly of course. What role do you play at family gatherings now? A person that never shows up and saves time for creativity. RIP gossips, hate and backbiting.
The most adorable part of this shut down is empathy. I scroll down to all social media and I find trillion volunteers providing food to have nots. The pride of my nation as well as of humanity in testing time now and always. You frowned and sulked over authorities not caring the masses. Here they are, all eyes are watchful and ears curious, worried, and concerned. They can even provide you the protocol you objected, just a call away if they just come to know that is “positive”. Did you remember anyone caring your “positivity” ever before? Isn’t the world integrating as ONE nation. Our hearts are flooding with positivity, lets pray our cells never.
We are looking down at the underprivileged countries. Hearts are being closely knitted as the communal differences surely gonna lose their impression a little. Our spiritual health is strengthened. Everything is temporary and it’s already too short to build up good deeds if you are at the age of the reading article. Forces are the second person to count on after God. A round of applause to the soldiers, media, and doctors fighting out there. Earlier they were the first prey of critic. Stay home so the suspects may stay alive. Revise your schedules, write up a new diet schedule, stick to family chats forever as they were the only people to offer you stay when no one else could.
Explore that particular hobby for which your picked argument with parents when they talked about career. Don’t just believe in anything that your eyes read. And you are in the process of your best version ever. Just a few more days and the world will never take that routine for guaranteed. If anyone of us won’t be a little upgraded after this end, I doubt we were never alive to learn from a turmoil.
Urza Omar Chahal