Friend and colleague Paul B sent me a video with Covid comments accompanied by scenes illustrating the comments made. I can’t post the video but the text is worth printing on its own.
The text is a poem 'We Fell Asleep In One World and Woke Up In Another' written by Haroon Rashid.
We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.
Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn't stand up anymore,
The Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.
Hugs & kisses become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.
Suddenly you realise that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can't get you the oxygen you're fighting for.
The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages.
I think it's sending us a message:
"You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters."
There are various versions on the internet, here is one