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The Pandemic's Effect: Rear View Mirror

Updated: Nov 27, 2020

The pandemic has had a major impact on how we live as a species on this planet. From social distancing to virtual meetings at work, from working from home to children schooling from home. Health care workers going through so much strain and pressure to take care of infected patients. One question on everyone's mind, is when will things return to the way it used to be?

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It seems like ages ago when one could walk freely on the streets without a face mask on

people walking on the street

and make new friends without fear of getting infected. One can even sneeze and get comments such as ''bless you''. You can leave your home and go to the office, shake hands with friends, colleagues, and strangers without any worries.

One could attend an event where there are tens of thousands of people in attendance and you can feel the energy building up in such gatherings. Things we overlooked such as physical meetings, religious gatherings, and other social functions.

lady at the stands in a stadium

Spencer Michael Free in his poem, The Human Touch, wrote,

''Tis the human touch

in this world that counts,

The touch of your hand and mine,

Which means far more

to the fainting heart

Than shelter and bread and wine''. This truly is what I have missed feeling and seeing in my society, of course, I am with my family for which I am truly grateful for and come to value more and more with each passing day.

The one truly missing link which we all took for granted is the human touch, friends hugging in joy over their favorite team winning a game, or at a party having fun, the human touch truly is a powerful thing. Only a few will argue against the belief that things will return to normal someday, I know for sure that when it does I will truly be grateful.

We look forward to when we can hug our loved ones without fear or concern.

That's all folks

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Click here to read The Pandemic's Impact on Travel and Tourism. You can also read A World Without Us on The Road To Madness Blog.




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