Today is day 31 of my self isolation from the coronavirus. I still can’t believe this is all happening, but yesterday I felt a tiny sliver of hope of an opening of the world as I was talking to a friend. We both thought (or hoped SO big?) that by May sometime, the world would start to go back to normal. This hope might have been just wishful thinking between two friends, but when I woke up and scanned the news and actually read about some states developing reopening plans for the economy, I wanted to scream WOO HOO!!!
Then I wondered, how will the world change? Certainly every one of us are going through a metamorphosis as we’re reevaluating our lives. Even Mother Earth is changing as the air and water are cleaner from the world’s lockdown. And although the economic impact is devastating, I think in the end all of us will spring forth a profound change for the better.
With this thought I started to imagine what the new world would look like and I thought of John Lennon’s song, IMAGINE. I can hear it in my mind now! I was in New York a little over two months ago (which I can’t believe because it seems SO long ago) and I went to Strawberry Fields in the freezing cold to visit the famous mosaic dedicated to Mr. Lennon. Right by it there was a woman sitting on a park bench singing all of The Beatles’ songs with her wonderful guitar. Who knew the world would change so much since then? I recall everyone gathering around the mosaic to take pictures, families walking by for an afternoon stroll, couples in love sitting nearby, and just enjoying LIFE. Such a completely different life of today, unfortunately. But thanks to Mr. Lennon’s song we can hope for and imagine a new, better future:
livin’ for today…livin’ life in peace… 🎼🎼🎼