I have been thinking lately of how this current crisis is a taste of how the World might be one day. People locked away inside walls constructed by fear rather than bricks and mortar. No longer merely sheltering from the elements, but imprisoned by fear of the unseen and unknown.
We seem to be on a trajectory into a future we can never return from. A future of fear, isolation, despair and mental torment.
I truly hope humanity can make use of a time like this – of enforced social isolation – to contemplate on how we are conducting ourselves. And really think about the fact that we share this beautiful planet with other’s, and not just our own kind. That we must respect and value all who inhabit the Earth. That only together can we safeguard the rich tapestry of this small planet we call Home.
We are currently riding the wave of a pandemic that we have very few weapons to fight. And I do not think this will be the last. As we crowd out, obliterate and push Nature to the brink, it will send us more fights like this one.
I believe this current crisis is a wake-up call ….and we ignore it at our peril.
So I began reading the first few lines of a post by Rico Saenze today with some trepidation. But as I read on, I realised that he hadn’t written of doom and gloom.
He wrote of the love and support that Second Life gives to so many on a daily basis. That now, more than ever, such things are desperately needed. And he is so very right.
Even though we are merely pixels projected into a 3D world, our avatars can bring joy and comfort to a bleak and lonely existence so many are enduring at this time. They enable us to be with friends, loved ones, and those we count as extended ‘family’.
We can forget the grim news that is put out hour after hour, and enter a world that is free from health cares. Where the sun always shines, and where there is always a small pocket of silliness to be found to put a smile on our face.
Second Life allows us the comfort of never needing to feel lonely, even if we are physically alone. We are all simply one click of the mouse away from another human being.
Safe journeying through this crisis for you and your loved ones. And remember – you are never truly alone.