Whether it came from South China Sea or Indian Ocean, we are in the same storm.
We are navigating the same storm, but we are in different boats.
The waves may capsize yours while gently rocking mine, or just the other way around.
For some, quarantine is a moment of reflection and for others a complete dejection.
For some it is a time of re-connection with family and the self, while for some it is a tragic separation.
Some are happy to go within, while others are sad and depressed.
Some are at peace – even though alone, others are restless even amongst their own.
Some are drowning their sorrows in a drink, while others are out there helping the sick.
Some lament the absence of fine dining and gourmet meals, while others are concerned about bread for their next meal.
For many Home has become their Office and some have lost their home as well as the office.
Some lives are completely shattered by the virus and there are some for whom this is no big deal.
Some believe it is man made, and others say it is all in the stars.
And when the storm passes, each of us will emerge different.
Some stronger, some unscathed, some scarred, some on a stretcher, and some may not make it at all.
It is wise to see beyond our own conditioning and perceptions.
To see beyond our politics, beyond religion, beyond race, beyond the nose on our face.
Let us remember we are on different boats, but we are in it together.
Let us navigate through the storm gently, with respect, with empathy, with love.
I wish and pray that you and your dear ones come out of the pandemic safe and strong — physically, mentally and spiritually. Love and hugs 🤗 💖🤗