Trees are like life itself, never straightforward, always twist and turns.
Right now we are all experiencing some major twist and turns…. and not many of those twist are for the good. Even so when listening to friends, reading what many write, there is a high degree of hope for the future.
Most express the view that the world in which we live will not be the same again…but better.
There is a hope that real change to can come about. That Politicians will be a great deal more humble and listen and learn. Work for us not themselves. Recognise that Climate Change is real. Acknowledge the real trauma and loss to real people that is occurring….real people not statistics and graphs. Politicians that will invest in Health and Social Care, rather than constantly cutting costs and beds. Step forward without hesitation to do the right thing…. just as thousands if Health Care workers have selflessly done. Their lives on the line……. Don’t let them down.
Put people before profit please. Not that I subscribe to the view that profit is a dirty word, far from it. But profit at the expense of people is not acceptable….. There was a saying that “The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer”. Maybe that is still true to an extent… what is true is that wealth is in the hands of a few.
With Hope very much in my mind, whilst I take my daily Lockdown exercise, it is uplifting to see just how the Natural World is thriving. Exceptionally clear skies with no hints of vapour trails, air that does smell and taste so much cleaner are a genuine bonus. Little if any traffic noise allowing the song of the birds to be clear to the ear. Those ‘Spring Greens’ now seem even greener.
So join me on this mornings walk. From Lake to the Woods, take in a few Bluebells and then slowly, no need to hurry and waste the sunny day, through the Dandelions in the meadow and back to the Lake….
This mornings sunrise was full of promise and I guess HOPE
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020