Today we are mourning the loss of one of our Delhi friends to Coronavirus.
This is the closest this terrible pandemic has come to us.
We know several people who have had Covid-19 & recovered (including 2 very, very close members of my family) but today is the first death of someone we know.
So I am plunged back into misery and worry again.
There is absolutely no upside to this awful virus, is there?
All that forced positivity during lockdown has gone.
All that delight at the silence & the birdsong. Long gone.
All that happiness at the deep blue Delhi skies. Gone, gone, gone.
How the hell can anyone be positive about the skies now, when they are grey, and the AQI is already dismal & you can taste the muck in the air?
Forgive the low spirits – all I can do is share with you the only nice thing I heard about the pandemic today, which is a truly lovely story of Macchu Picchu opening up for one stranded tourist.
WHAT an amazing experience to be the only person there.
Worth the 7 month wait.
And that’s it for today, folks.
Normal service will be resumed soon, I promise.
And please, please – stay safe!