” COVID-19 , The Lockdown Lockup Since March 24 ” – April 30, 2020.

1. ” March 24 was the beginning of Lockdown;

My vehicle brakes locked immediately ;

Office door has to be locked up to keep people away ;

Friends, children couldn’t be locked in any passionate embrace ;

I felt locked in a lifeless existence.”

     2.  ” March 24 was the beginning of Protective Masks ;

I had to move out nearly faceless with identity partially concealed ;

My appearance outside was special, an expression of countenance ;

Boldness, grimace, anger, pleasure, effrontery – I felt free to give all expressions ;

I relished my false face, liked being a masquerader .”

     3.  ” March 24 was the beginning of Distancing ;

I was lucky – standoffishness, aloofness, and remoteness matched perfectly my characteristics ;

It is the time and occasion when keeping one’s distance is not taken by surprise ;

It   is the  time  and  occasion  when  distance education and learning  flourishes ;

I felt like being in a place far from the reality of the past weeks, months, and years .”

     4.  ” March 24 was the beginning of a Socially new World ;

No social events, no social clubs, no social skills training – nobody is a Social animal ;

Yes Social websites, yes social gaming, yes social bookmarking – everybody became part of a social network ;

Parents and elders engaged in teaching children Socialisation  acceptable in society as at present ;

I visualise the entrenchment of new social mobility and social reforms.”

     5.  ” March 24 was the real beginning of Care and Compassion ;

The situation is just what the doctors, public health professionals and nurses needed to display their extraordinary skills ;

The situation was just what is needed to change the doctrinaire attitudes/beliefs and be more practical ;

The situation is just what can make the already noble profession the greatest ;

My mind picturises careers in Medicine and Human Services getting a big boost from now on . “

 

   ” Dieu avec nous “

   Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 3.19 p.m. (IST)

   Tidbit :  ” We need more  people raised with the sense of  noblesse oblige “

 

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