The Covid-19 Pandemic
I keep hearing about this global production –
Have you seen it?
A worldwide production, that apparently started in China, has dominated humanity in a matter of weeks.
All around me.
As I travel up and down the country - people are coughing and sneezing about it.
Have you caught it?
When reviewing a theatrical production I normally like to experience it first, before researching and writing. But the infiltration of information is warning me to stay away.
To stay away that is...
But this production is pandemic – meaning we all have to watch… out.
It’s not just live in our lives, but social in the media and TV is covering all other corners.
Some of our biggest celebrities like Boris Johnson, Prince Charles and Idris Elba are in starring roles.
It’s not a production I want to be involved in…. but it's not optional as it will affect all of our lives physically, economically and psychologiclly. And apparently the rising figures of death isn’t figurative at all.
The normal reassurance of looking away, changing the channel or even leaving (the place or country)- when you find a production disturbing - isn’t accessible...
Is on every channel and every street.
Even going to sleep isn’t an escape.
The worry haunts you!
And when you awake the nightmare persists.
Buju Banton: Corona A Look MI
I ask my 80 something only living grandparent if she has ever experienced an event whereby the majority of the world is on lockdown…
and if she had there wasn’t a machine like the internet to offer an up to date live recording.
As the concept of time changes before all of our eyes.
And as we all obediently play our unique parts in this global pandemic.
All of us living at this time have aged in a way unthinkable a few months ago when the clock struck 12 into 2020.
I dream about the day I’m face to face with my gran again.
Is it a dream?
I fantasise about playing around and ramping with my nephew...
I channel hugging my niece!
And look forward to telling my grandchildren the -
“Once upon a time.
Back in my day… in my late 30’s…
The planet experienced a vicious viral pandemic!
It stole many lives,
but was the first time in world history when we…
spoke with one voice
to kill it!’
We can run (mostly in parks) but we can't run away from this and all its nuances...
We can't run away from ourselves... listen to Bob