I will get back to the Olympics in time. Great things in swimming for Oz so far.
But about yesterday. There are those who point out, quite rightly, that the mob in Sydney on Saturday was a tiny fraction of the people of Sydney, a few thousand out of FIVE MILLION!
True. And as The Illawarra Mercury said:
At the weekend there were 102,233 heroes.
This was the number of people who turned up for COVID-19 testing on Saturday.
These are the people we should be putting on a pedestal, not the clowns who took it upon themselves to break public health orders on Saturday.
Look back at the previous post though — I stand by what I posted. I would also draw attention to Tikno’s thoughtful comments. Tikno lives in Kalimantan in Indonesia. In comparison, we don’t have much to moan about, eh!
From Indonesia, just looking at recent news stories I encountered an image that will stay with you.
Here in Wollongong there is thank God nothing to compare with that, as in comparison all we have to complain about is inconvenience, never forgetting that the stakes in reality are those we see in that image!
So to my own immediate issue:
That is of course the Illawarra Leagues Club, my principal club these days, and really the centre of my social life as well as of good cheap meals and free internet! I am after all just a 78-year-old pensioner living alone in lockdown in Wollongong, so I am affected. However, there is still little to moan about. My groceries now are, in the main, ordered online and delivered, contact-free and covid safe. I have thanks to that social security system we must fiercely strive to maintain — watch out for the white ants on that one, you know who they are! — I have enough. My rent and food are well and truly covered, and I am far from alone in that.
But I do miss the club.
Today I am about to live dangerously and catch a bus to Wollongong, as I have to get a prescription filled at the chemist, There and back, masked up of course. I may indeed have the bus all to myself! It happened more than once in the lockdown last year.
Meanwhile, enjoy 1) some fun on the lockdown theme.
2) Beautiful music from a rather beautiful pianist! A recent discovery for me.