The lockdown continues as does the peace. At this point, I hear several things – the gentle cooing of a distant pigeon, the occasional plane flying past, the trees swaying in the breeze and my husband playing his guitar.
While the rest of the state panics over running out of food supplies and activities to do, our family is taking it in our stride and our longing for country life grows stronger by the day. Sadly, we know the lockdown will end in four days.
Now, you may be think it selfish to wish for a longer lockdown but here are our personal reasons. For starters, the peacefulness of nature is glorious! With no background traffic noises, we can really appreciate how relaxing the world around us is. Once the lockdown ends, we’ll be back to the stresses of city traffic; the honking of cars from frustrated drivers who think everyone else can’t drive; the wailing of sirens from emergency vehicles attending to accidents caused by said frustrated drivers; the roaring of over-powered racing motorcycles along suburban streets where they don’t belong – the list goes on.
Secondly, the return of nature to our streets. Mother Earth intended for all creatures to share this world with equal presence. Unfortunately, the greed of humanity has swallowed up any equal presence other creatures of our earth have, believing humans have more right to the planet than other species do. The end of the lockdown will signal the return of humanity’s greed and ignorance of nature to the streets of Adelaide.
Here’s one fire witch who is making the most of the lockdown while it lasts and dreading the return of humanity.