Tuesday 1 March 2022

Anita says...March 2022

We have almost arrived at an important moment!

104 weeks that started with a "trial lockdown" on Sunday March 22, 2020 and will be completed on March 20, 2022.

And now, two whole years later, it is time to take stock of our lives, ourselves and our artistic pathways.

All of us have either suffered the virus - some more than once - and many have lost loved ones.

My own personal loss of my favourite uncle one month ago, came as a rude shock and a wakeup call. Seeing the stream of mourners who came to condole made me realise that no amount of wealth and resources can make up for the way every face had aged, grayed and wrinkled over the past 2 years.

Sprightly friends were walking slower, stooping a little, shuffling too. Some came in wheelchairs and others were missing. The virus had taken their last breath.

The only gleaming, glossy, glamorous objects on display were the new SMART PHONES that everyone was carrying!

Such morbid thoughts may not be the way to start an editorial when Spring is in the air and we are all looking forward to warmer weather and getting out into the "real world". Holiday and destination travel have quadrupled.

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