While People Argued...................................
Well what a year it has been!!! This year already feels like many years rolled into one, for in reality is only the 6th month. First it was the New Year with all its expectations, new job, marriage, new relationship, newly divorced, a milestone birthday, that once in a life time holiday, that surprise, getting the all-clear from cancer, the nose job, breast enlargement, acceptance into university, new business, the final payment, the new house, the bonus at work, the new pet, reaching the weight loss, hoping to win the lottery, passing the driving test, retirement! The list is endless. Hope.
Then the coronavirus hit! But just before that I thought Australia was going to burn to the ground! Thank goodness for the rains that eventually came.
The coronavirus hit us all HARD! No exceptions, the World was worried. The new job was put on hold, the marriage, the divorce, the once in a life time holiday, that surprise, getting the all-clear from cancer, the breast enlargement, acceptance into university, the new business, that final payment, the new house, the bonus at work, the new pet, the lottery, passing the driving test……some though had to take early retirement. Uncertainty.
Then a Man died in America, you know his name, George Floyd. Then just when we thought we were getting over the coronavirus, BANG! Another item hit the news, all over the World, there were marches, protests, opinions, views, arguments, fights, anger, hate, war, fear, confusion, some said, “That’s all in the past.” Others said, “It’s the now that counts, forget the past.” Others said, “Black Lives Matters,” Some said, “White Lives Matters.” Still others said, “All Lives Matters.” There seem to be slowly, but quickly divisions, in families, work places, on Social Media, in countries, like France, America, London to name a few. Everybody was talking about it!!!! I felt like saying to, I don’t know who, “Can you please just stop the bus here, I want to get off!” I wish it was that easy. I wish I could knock their heads together. Why fight? It seemed like it was us and them, and them and us. Everyone is arguing, I don’t want to argue, if I was 14 yes, I was good at arguing then, I was the Queen of an argument. I just want Peace.
I can understand Black Lives Matter, it was like a symbolic last straw! I heard about a song last year called, “Strange Fruit,” last year on Facebook, I’ve learnt a lot from Facebook. Look up the song, and the pictures, I can’t get the image out of my head, I went the whole of my life without hearing or knowing about that song, until last year. But, History, can NOT be changed!
Then we had VERY hot sunny weather, our tans were topped up to the max! People like my Husband wanted rain, I never want rain, well I hope he’s happy now, a few days ago at work I was trapped and unable to go home, enough rain, two years’ worth, in fact fell in two hours!!!! No exaggeration!!! The skies were lit up for hours with hail, thunder and lighting. No one could ignore it; we all took notice. I had no wellies, so after an hour waiting, I walked the 100 yards to my car in 5” of water and drove home with the skies lite up and clashes of thunder! Scary. To be honest, the grass looks wonderful now, green and strong.
While People argued, a boy of 14, was charged with plotting terror attacks!