Hail Brave hearts
Joy to you, with this awful isolation. Joy to you, to overcome perils. The hardship of disease brings a new life of solitude and self exploration. Change and be healthy. All obstacles can be overcome. This is a time to refresh, rejuvenate, recharge and become new. Take advantage of this crisis and the gift that it gives us, we may never pass this way again.
Look forward to those long days of learning a new skill, or to improve the old ones. The time that it takes to reinvent and refurbish a dowdy room or area. Plant a new garden, try new seeds, adventure into the known by unexplored worlds outside your doorstep. A chance to be a tourist in your own country. Those old familiar trails, which should be vacant, are full of Canadians travelling. We climb a familiar scramble to a peak just outside of town. Usually this one is lightly travelled, since it’s somewhat obscure, but today it’s full of people. The parking lot is full, the trail is full. It’s unusual to see this.
The earnest quest for adventure takes us to new destinations annually. We strive to fulfill the ambition of discovery, of learning, of knowledge of this world and the fabulous fortune that it holds for us. The fortune of personal development, of personal achievement, of conquering new lands by tourism, adventure, eco tourism and insightful gain. The path to follow is new to each of us. A daring land of plenty to explore just outside out borders. The world is full of wonder and grateful hearts eagerly plundered the wilds of this planet, always seeking more. Our human endevour is to know it all. Each step on an unknown path is the thrill and excitement of discovery. So many kilometers to travel, so many peaks to climb, the essential fun filled holiday is a yearly dream come true.
Now to the reality of disease and pandemic perish. Open your parks and swing on the swings, stay home and build new dreams. The fortunate can venture into the wilds of Canadian parks and enjoy the stimulation of an adventure in this awesome land. So many kilometers to travel, so many paths to walk. The never ending landscape of discovery in this fine land, became the national dream of Canadian holiday seekers this year. Back to action packed fun, wherever it may be. What is new to us is old to us, but new again. Every square kilometer travelled? Oh such awesome human to have done so much. So much time to explore, so much money to spend, so much curiosity and initiative. It’s immense. It’s WOW! What a fortune to spend. Especially in other lands.
Work and work and work, you mighty relentless souls. Build your estates, compound it annually and spend and spend and spend it all, frolicking around the world. Have a good time, enjoy yourselves, squander it all away. Until this mighty pandemic hit, now it’s a Canadian holiday you say? We’ll buy ourselves a trailer now and pay the camping fees and praise ourselves immensely for surviving the disease.
As we open up this country with caution to continue to wear our masks, we breath for the days of flu season and to put the pandemic in our past.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 2, 2020