At the start of lockdown, I remained at work, that was particularly challenging- Obtaining information about service provision during the outbreak was grim, because it hammered home the reality of our brave new world. Subsequently I’ve been furloughed. One of the positives is that it has provided me with the gift of time. Time to d finish my marketing course, and start the next course I’ve even tried yoga with Adrienne. In the last yoga class I tried, I ended up like one of those costa Rican turtles that get stuck on the beach upside down- undeterred, I did try a few more classes but then ran out of time, That’s the aim of lockdown isn’t it to buy more time. The current crisis has made us all acutely aware of the fragility of life but hopefully also the value. It has certainly demonstrated the resilience of communities. After the initial bog roll panic subsided, we all appear to have settled into a new routine. This perhaps isn’t new to anyone with any sort of ‘impairment’ for they have to continually adapt their lifestyle to challenges in their circumstances. Research has found that there is a resilience gene- I wonder how our new-found resilience and appreciation of our most valuable commodity time, will re-shape our society when the door to our old world is unlocked. Our enforced lockdown appears to be buying the earth more time to heal, as nature and wildlife flourish amid our stillness. Eywa, Gaia call her what you will is forced to be resilient to breaking point due to our lifestyle. We’ve had years of warnings about environmental damage and possibly haven’t heeded them quickly enough. I think the human race is often so wrapped up in its old life and ‘progress’ that it forgets that it is not omnipotent. Eywa is a higher force, she’s reminding us that we are sitting tenants here.