Tag: solitude

  • Four Hundred And Sixty Eight Days Of Self Isolation

    The pandemic is still alive and well and the hope that we might have had that the pandemic would end has been scuppered because governments refuse to work towards COVID-Zero, and they refuse to be cautious. It is disheartening to see with which complacency governments are sleeping back into exactly the same mistake as last […]

  • Self-Sacrifice and Pandemics

    Self-Sacrifice and Pandemics

    Self-Sacrifice and Pandemics are intimate friends. In order for a pandemic to end we must learn to do without things that we need. We go without meeting friends for months, we go without hugs or handshakes for months. We go without restaurants, bars, cafés or cinemas for months. We go without needing the internal combustion […]

  • Day 60 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Sixtieth Day of Solitude.

    Day 60 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Sixtieth Day of Solitude.

    It’s the sixtieth day of solitude for some of us and if we look at Twitter we see that people in other countries are suffering. One person spoke of the dark dog whilst another expressed distress. A third expresses another emotion. Around the world we see people suffering and trying to cope in their own […]

  • Day Twenty-eight of ORCA in Switzerland – A Photo Walk

    Day Twenty-eight of ORCA in Switzerland – A Photo Walk

    Today I went on a photo walk. Since walking far is now out of the question if you want to be consistently socially distanced it makes sense to go out with a different purpose. When the purpose of the walk is to take photos you can afford to walk up a hill, or between two […]

  • Day Sixteen of ORCA in Switzerland – Pandemic Solitude

    Day Sixteen of ORCA in Switzerland – Pandemic Solitude

    I was writing a Facebook post when I thought of the term Pandemic Solitude and I love it so much that I wanted to use it as a title for today’s blog post. For most people during the pandemic the order is, stay with the people you live with but avoid being close to others. […]

  • Day Four of Orca in Switzerland – Exploring the Trail Less Travelled

    Day Four of Orca in Switzerland – Exploring the Trail Less Travelled

    Today is Day Four of Orca in Switzerland and I saw that the Canton in which I live has the most active cases of COVID19 so my motivation both to go to shops and to go for walks has taken a hit. At the same time I don’t know whether it’s COVID 19 that is […]