A friend of mine said something to me the other day, and I can’t stop thinking about it. He said, “I feel like we’re in a TV show and everything just keeps getting worse.” When I sat back and thought about it, I realised just how right he was.
With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it’s very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it almost feels like there’s not going to be an end, and that’s a difficult thing to come to terms with. Each day is like a new episode, with headlines and plots changing from hour to hour. But as each episode plays out we’re yet to see the turning point, the point where we know the heroes will prevail over the enemies, however invisible those enemies may be.
It almost doesn’t feel real, partially because much of the UK is in more denial than I am. The social distancing recommendation is being ignored and it’s putting more and more people at risk. Then there’s some people that are going out and continuing with their daily lives even though they’ve already been told to self-isolate.
Why is it going to take enforcement to make people realise that the threat is real? Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are at risk because those more selfish than the rest of us refuse to stay home on a Friday night and they refuse to listen the governments advice and not pile into supermarkets in the early hours of the morning to buy their fifth 18 pack of toilet roll that week.
I do sincerely hope that this season of humanity ends on a positive note and not a cliffhanger of more tragedy to come, that we’ll find our way back to normality and this whole thing becomes one for the history books and simply a story from long ago that we tell our children or grandchildren about.