P.S. The author had a change of heart and the blog will not go in to hibernation. He was suffering from Monday morning/afternoon blues. This also forms part of the journey.
Monday, May 25, 2020
As a post covid sense of 'normality' sets in, this blog randomly resurrected by an ephemeral spark of imagination a few weeks before the health crisis erupted will probably go in to another long period of hibernation. For while the health crisis is not over and may return back with even greater vengeance, the dreamy sensation of awe and fear which characterized the past weeks is drawing towards an end. Writing here had become part of the daily rituals and cocoons which gave solace and even bliss during isolation but which now sadly only serve to amplify a sense of dissonance between the imagination and the real. It is now also the time to let go of imagination and let reality set in. Life should after all be celebrated in the material world, warts and all. This was a dark period but one which created a space for reflection as well as an appreciation for beauty and imagination. For this reason some things shall be missed. But all that can be possibly albeit improbably lived in a more fulfilling way outside. It was a time when letting go was an acceptable way of coping with an unforeseen event. This gave some of us a sense of freedom in the face of risk. As expected the return to normality will be long drawn and bitter process, which can be unfortunately measured by the increase in the number of cars in the streets. There will be no grand finale. No great liberation party awaits us. But some of the utopian yearnings,possibilities, silences and moments evoked in this space will hopefully materialize in the experience of a life which perhaps can now be seen in a different perspective. And it all goes back to the start of this journey; the roots which anchor us to a happiness grounded in every day struggles, deep heartfelt smiles, silences, emotions and realities.