Zelda Harris
Zelda Harris
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Corona blues!

I am really a positive and also practical soul.  Many of you who read this and have lived  for four score years or more, have  during our long lives experienced almost every kind of trauma not only within ones family  but also due to external events.

So I feel that you will agree that Corona is a hard act to follow. It has so many elements that I truly cannot remember anything remotely like it ever.

For an elderly person I think it is the hardest. To even consider that Corona may out-live me is more than I can bear.

Not to see my wonderful family across the ocean again? I can hear them saying “perish the thought”

To quote Shakespeare “its more in sorrow than in anger”

Its hard to put into words because of possibly hurting others, but the isolation has turned me anti social. Instead of a desire to meet people I want to distance myself. There’s hardly any conversation amongst people of my age. Some have a stand on Bibi and the coming election but most have nothing of interest to tell.

Those of us who take part in Zoom inter active forums may have something to contribute but again, since they are mostly connected to organization’s which one supports, are not necessarily of interest to others.

I have taken part internationally in a Zoom session on Elephants and it was amazing, almost escapism. I have a friend who is the creator of Elephants for Peace her name is Rose Marie and she has been almost all over the world with her project. I have another friend who is a wild life photographer called Robyn. Robyn once stayed with me as an Air BnB guest. I miss that too, but now since I am wearing the green bracelet maybe slowly I can start to take guests again.

I actually had two sets of visitors who were Israelis who live in Berlin and came for vaccinations, would you believe?

Sometimes “home is best” but it irks me.

About the Author
Zelda Harris first came to Israel 1949, aged 18. After living through the hardships of the nascent state, she returned to England in 1966. She was a founding member of the Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry. In 1978, she returned with her family to Israel and has been active in various spheres of Israeli Society since. Together with the late Chaim Herzog, she founded CCC for Electoral Reform, was the Director of BIPAC in Israel, and a co-founder of Metuna, the Organisation for Road Safety, which received the Speaker of Knesset Quality of Life Award for saving lives on the roads and prevention of serious injury. She is now a peace activist, blogger for Times of Israel and is writing her life story.
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