Updated: Aug 22, 2021
Covid-19 has been a challenge in many ways. It has exposed sharp divides in our communities around access to jobs and services. It has forced many of us to stay away from friends an family. Many of our support networks have gone or have shifted online.
One thing it has done for many though is reconnect us to place. Our local environment has become a source of solace. That little patch of woodland you have never explored before has become a firm friend to be visited regularly. Many people have got involved in local projects or volunteering in the community. Walking, while getting our daily dose of exercise has become a highlight of the day. I love watching the changing mood of the trees at the end of my road.
What have you discovered to keep you grounded during lockdown?