Now and Then

This year is being very strange, we’ve never lived anything like this, and what’s worse, we never imagined it could happen.

Do you remember when we used to watch those pandemic movies that affected the world??

That only happened in the movies… like with the zombies… ufss, better not name them… that’s not going to happen, is it?

It is true that I cannot complain, family and friends are in good health and, fortunately, it’s not affecting our jobs too much either.

This week’s challenge from Amy encourages us to think about Now and Then.

Before, when I saw some Asiatic tourist through the streets of my city, wearing a mask, I thought he was a little crazy… What for?

Now, if I see someone without mask on the street… I get very angry!

Before, I came just to sew a button, I was never interested in learning sewing too much. My mother was a dressmaker and I never had to take the needle and thread.

Now, I do not stop making masks and I am already thinking of doing some more thing… I spend too much time at home!

Before, I almost never used my phone to take pictures.

Now, this year, I’ve taken most of the pictures with my phone.  It took me a little while to get the hang of it and remember to wear my glasses…

Before, I went out every week to take a photo tour, in my city or in the mountains.

Now, I hardly leave the house and when I do, I rarely take the camera.

Before, every year we made at least a couple of trips, one in the summer holidays and a shorter one in the autumn with friends.

Now, we’re lucky if we can go for a walk in the city.

Hada enfermera

Before, as I said at the beginning, we would never have imagined living something like this. It has taken us by surprise, it has made us feel very vulnerable.  And that’s so scary!

Now, we should consider the things that really matter, spending more time with family and friends, those hugs that we now miss, the importance of a public health that is accessible to all and with the necessary means.

Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Now and Then


21 thoughts on “Now and Then

  1. I, too, am thankful that our family and friends are in good health and stay hopeful. Yes, we should (and must) wear a mask.
    The vaccine sounds promissing, so there is a hope.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Tina. Yes, I think we all start to see that light, although the tunnel may be a little longer than we would like, but the light is there 😘

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  2. A true summary of feelings…we never thought this would happen – could not imagine. Now we are here. Hopefully we will get a vaccine next year. Hopefully we have learned a lesson or two as well.

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    1. Yes, it is true, the vaccine will arrive, but I don’t know how much we will have learned and how much we will remember when this is over.
      Thank you very much, Ann-Christine😘


  3. Como tan bien explicas con esos comportamientos y acciones de antes y ahora, cuántos contrastes nos toca experimentar en esta situación de pandemia!
    Me encanta tu foto final con esa figurita que irradia esperanza. Porque sí, como todo lo demás, esto también pasará…
    Salud y, aunque sea virtual, un gran abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, tocaya 😂 me quedo con que esto también pasará….
      Un gran, gran abrazo virtual y cuidate mucho 😘


  4. I clearly remember when we heard about an epidemic in China, it was almost an year ago and as I wrote in my little book it seems so far away China…but it was, it only took a few weeks to have it here (Italy) and now still is.
    Yes, it is serious and we all have to take it seriously. It is difficult, it needs energy to make it, but we have to .
    Each morning my wife and I wake uo without coughing, without fever or any other symptoms we say a great thanks, on more day…learned to find joy in very small things…a ray of sun entering the window which we had never observed…a cupof coffee when we call by phone a friend…thanks for your post, be safe !

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