The Good Is Where You Look For It

Here we are two weeks later. This is life in a global pandemic. We used to think of this as the stuff of science fiction but the truth is even scarier than fiction.

The world has practically come to a standstill. Stay at home is the rule of the day. Soon infection numbers will be counted in the millions. Hoarding is becoming problematic and many basic essentials are hard to find – toilet paper, flour, yeast, pasta.

With all this bad news what sort of positive spin could anyone in their right mind put on this?

Air pollution is down dramatically all over the world. Satelite photos show cities usually invisible because of smog gleaming in the sun under pristine skies. The water is clearing up as well. Porpoises are being seen in Venice for the first time in 60 years as the city is devoid of tourists. If there ever was a winner in all of this it’s the planet.

It is amazing how much the world has changed in the last few weeks. It is even more amazing how resilient our earth is and how quickly it bounces back when we slow down our assault on it. I think this is the most profound thing of all.