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.
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