April A-Z: Z is for Zeitgeist

When others in the future look back at this particular pandemic with the omniscience of hindsight, what will history show them?

Will it register as a mere blip on the retrospective radar, a grumbling glitch in the system, a muttered murmuring of dissent? Or will the long-term aftereffects of Covid 19, already proving so destructive to the health and wealth of so many nations, join forces with those increasingly clamouring voices warning of growing climate change to create a naturally emerging ‘spirit of the age’ surging up against all unnatural uses and abuses of our ailing environment?

Will humanity make good use of the lessons to be learned from this ongoing pandemic to grab the chance to change how we behave in the world, or will our hubris, arrogance and greed continue to blinker us to the damage we have already done to our precious planet including everything on it and in it? Much as we may think we just want things to get ‘back to normal’, perhaps in the long-term we may find that it’s no bad thing that life has necessarily changed so much over this past year… 

Who knows how things will go for any of us post-Covid… I guess only time will tell…

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

6 thoughts on “April A-Z: Z is for Zeitgeist

    1. And I’ve really enjoyed your A-Z too – what a great way to market your writing! It’s a bit like offering free tasters to get people in the right mood to buy 🙂

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  1. Well done for completing this challenge, I could never have done this well.
    Yes, I too wonder if we’ll ever return to our old normal. I listened to a GP being interviewed, he said doctors have learnt a lot during the pandemic and he thought it was doubtful that surgeries would ever return to packed waiting rooms and people coughing and sneezing over each other.

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