Corona,Covid 19 has affected or infected the world. It’s as though time stood still. Its all pre- Corona or after Corona.
As the saying goes “Don’t buy green tomatoes?Or is it Green Bananas?
However for older people its more like”Will I ever?” It just gets harder.
Will I ever go to visit my wonderful son and his wife all the grandchildren in the UK? Will I ever see my granddaughter who lives with her husband in Australia?
I am fortunate to have my eldest son and his family, including grand children and great grandchildren as well as really close friends, in Israel. As an only child, those whom I know from my earliest years here especially the daughters of Yehuda and Nitza Bassevitch whom I also regard as sisters. They say you can’t choose your family.That’s true in a sense. Some of my cousins who were once keen Zionists, in that they not only supported Israel but came regularly to visit, have gone silent. Each immersed in his or her personal discomfort!
Some seem to be enjoying what to me seems like normal lives and others who have experienced personal tragedies during this period are, almost in mourning twice over.
So what is human relationship?
Is it mutual support or only mutual interest and then only if it pays, as it were.
Since I have a fair amount of guests from overseas staying with me during the year,I feel the emptiness more than some. Although some of them do keep in contact, I am delighted to say!
It’s as though we are on an Island.
Younger people as is their won’t,will still look forward.We oldies can only lookbackward and talk about “remember when”!
Thanks to Internet for the Zoom opportunities which are great at bringing people together and what’s most important is that we can see each others faces! I even put on make up for, those opportunities when others can see me.
So as its Festival time for Jews and Christians I want to wish everyone Hag Sameach, Joyous Festival(Happy Easter and Lailat al Bara’ah which falls soon) .
We all need to celebrate life.