Woweeee, what a time to be alive! And what a time to be a writer. I feel a little weird saying that quarantine doesn’t feel too unlike my regular existence at the moment. Maybe boredom hasn’t entirely sunk in yet. I admit, the daily gym routine in our household is helping us stay motivated and energised!
Most writers are used to solitude. The aliens could land outside and we’d be oblivious. We’d be hunched over our desks, deep in a romantic fantasy, humming along to Mozart, showering our keyboards with Hobnob crumbs.
But I consider hunkering down with my fantasy hunks, essential right now. Isn’t it our job to whisk you away from reality as best we can, by writing you some delicious escape routes?
OK so healthcare workers, delivery drivers, sanitation workers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, farmers and supermarket employees are maybe more important…. (definitely more important). But it all comes down to one thing. The world needs more love in the time of Corona.
Of course, it’s a battle to stay positive sometimes. I look up from my scribbles and a pair of star-crossed ex-lovers embroiled in veterinary emergencies (trying something new!) only to realise yet again that the world is in the middle of the biggest emergency I’ve personally seen in my lifetime.
When our grandparents went off to war, they went on their ways without knowing if they’d even see each other again. Many of us are just concerned we won’t see toilet paper for a few weeks.
With climate change causing untold catastrophes, and Coronavirus clogging up lungs, left right and centre, we might be experiencing a few truth bombs from Mother Earth right now. But at the least the grenades aren’t raining down.
Talking of simple joys, I got huuuuuge LOLs, a lot of ‘awwwws’ and a whole lot of smiles this week from THIS! Beauty and the Beast, anyone?
Let’s stay positive, friends. Dance with your loved ones. Read more. Play more. This too shall pass. We have love all around us. Xox