The Aftermath

Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|July 1, 2020

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The Aftermath
In the aftermath of the current pandemic, so many have been left jobless and are disheartened, distraught, some are even overwrought by the weight of responsibility - how to look after their homes, their children, their day to day living; in short ‘how to live?’

Though we are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, an uneasy calm pervades not only our country but every other country that has also dealt with the horrible virus systematically, carefully and with their eyes wide open. Post COVID-19 has left behind many horrors, the horror of unemployment, the slashes in income that compel us to live frugally, sometimes even forgetting that there is a tomorrow. In the hi tech schools the children have had to study and do exams ‘On Line.’ The numerous people who are compelled to take whatever they can get, sometimes merely to survive. The horror, the fear of what next, living in the minds and hearts of so many, so very many is inexplicable. How can we even begin to cope with all this?

We have to free our hearts and minds from hatred and worry; learn to live simply concentrating on the simple things in life, food, clothing, entertaining. Most importantly we must learn to give more and demand less. Perhaps there was a time when we even expected miracles in our lives, but sadly the horror and ruin that POST COVID has wreaked is too dire to even contemplate. No one no matter how big or small, how powerful, how rich, no one just no one can go back and make a new start. We can only start now, be thankful for the gift of life itself, for what is more precious than that and strive not to let COVID-19 destroy us completely. We have to keep striving and working towards a brand new life.


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July 1, 2020