It seems strange not to begin an article with “Good afternoon and welcome to this fixture against****”. However, I won’t be writing that again for quite a while.
These are certainly strange times. Not only is there the Coronavirus and lockdown to contend with, but now also the uncertainty of how we start to regain some sort of normality. Whenever it comes, the normality will not be as we have known it in the past; it will be a “new normal”. I hope sincerely that many of the positive lessons we’ve all learned from this time of confinement will be included in that “new normal”.
I’ve found that generally people we meet on our daily walk have been more willing to say hello, or say thank you for moving to avoid them; even a smile is more than might have been expected before. Walks in our local park have usually taken longer than planned because so many people have stopped for a brief, but socially-distanced, chat. The folk on the cul-de-sac where I live have organised quiz nights and public address systems for the Thursday claps; neighbours are getting to know each other.
Rev Alan. Club Chaplain