Virus # 26: Chapter 51 “the post pandemic world: physical and mental exhaustion yet a time for hope”

Chapter 51 “the post pandemic world: physical and mental exhaustion yet a time for hope”

After close to 12 years of pandemics the world was exhausted both physically and mentally of having to contend with waves of viral attacks. The endless curtailment of liberties and freedom of assembly. The propaganda. Pig headed politicians. A media sadly lacking in critical analysis and sponging off the dedicated and hardworking front-line workers making wet eyed stories about them. The world was at the end of its rope. It was time to mourn and heal. We all needed a vacation from tragedy. Just some time to live without fear.

Societies learnt a lot about medicine, politics, and all about those damn viruses. They also learnt about good politicians and bad ones. After all this suffering there could be endless bitterness but most of the world took a mindful approach and realized you could not change what had happened so move on and deal with the sad stream of history by responding instead of reacting. By responding I mean making sure that these viruses or their mutated cousins would not return and if they did create a globally accepted plan to manage them properly.

There was also a greater appreciation of what one had and thankfulness for being alive. I lost my wife and son but I kept my daughter Alexis and had a strong and loving relationship with her as we had faced so many horrible things together so one can say that sometimes there is a silver lining in each cloud.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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