It's difficult to be positive in the shadow of the current coronavirus, or Covid-19 to be precise, crisis. Here in the UK as in many places in the world, the past couple of weeks have been spent in 'lock-down', and in many ways it seems as though we are under virtual 'house arrest'. It's a necessary action to protect ourselves, those we love, and to ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed during the peak of the crisis. Staying at home is harder for some than others, for many and varied reasons. It is a very strange and difficult time, and thoughts go out to those who have suffered illness, loss, or financial hardship. Of course health is the foremost concern, but equally it's difficult to retain health when one is in fear of losing one's job, or one's business; and then there is the issue of mental health, too, and its impact on physical health. This Easter, we can only hope and pray that the worst will pass soon, and that the whole world can begin to rebuild, maybe even for the better. Note that the words 'a reset' can be found within the word 'Easter'; perhaps this is no coincidence and a sign that things really do need to change. Coronavirus is not the only sickness: society itself has been very sick for some time. In a civilized country, it cannot be right for so many to be homeless or through no fault of their own to fall through the cracks in society; for some to have so much for doing virtually nothing, whilst others work so hard, for very little reward; moral boundaries have been stretched beyond what should be acceptable in the film industry and in celebrity culture, and even decent people have been sucked in; sloppy parenting in turn allows children to succumb to this sickness. So a reset button in certainly in order. Here's to a brave new world.
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