I wonder if after World War 1 and World War 2 people thought that life would get back to normal, after all the trenches, the bombs the young lives lost?

I wonder if after the Spanish flu people thought that life would get back to normal?

We weren’t expecting covid and we want it to go away so that things can go back to normal.

Can they?

Does life every move backwards?

What is normal?

Was it so great anyway?

There have been so many changes in my life time that some people never expected to happen and some people didn’t want to happen.

We weren’t expecting the Berlin Wall to fall.

Or Aparthaid to end.

Or the Peace Agreement in Ireland.

Or gay marriage to be legalised.

Or women to be allowed to be church leaders.

Or the ban on smoking in public places.

We like to think that the world is never changing and stable.  We like to think that if we hold on tight enough, things will stand still.

Things change.

Some things crumble and new things take their place.

What new is emerging?

I’m curious.



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