Apr92020 Are we all in this together? On my mammoth to do list is a half written blog post about how this current crisis is disproportionately affecting the poor. Fortunately, this thirty second clip sums it up far more succinctly than I was managing.
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Yes, indeed. I fully realise the numerous advantages I have in living-out the ‘lockdown’. I have a garden and a large cottage situated in a rural Suffolk village where I can still live a contented and pleasant life-style. As a widower I live on my own and so do not have to organise myself around other people. My income has not altered as I have a generous pension. For many years I have ensured my larder is stocked with two-weeks supply of food in case of ‘flu or heavy cold. I am truly thankful for the numerous benefits I have been granted.
It must be an awful experience to be cooped-up in a tiny, tower-block flat, with an ugly view from the window, with young children irritating each other, with money worries, and friction between all the other occupants so that a feeling of hopelessness and doom soon penetrates the family.
I am 83 and so in the “highly-at-risk” zone but have no feeling of doom. If it is my turn to depart from this world, then so be it. I have had a good life, a wonderfully happy career as a military officer, and since my late-teens I have had the benefit of spiritual uplifting by being an active member of the Church of England. If the time comes soon when the ‘boatman ferries me across the River Jordan, to the Promised Land flowing with milk and honey’ then I shall travel willingly, contently, and happily. “Praise the Lord, Alleluia”