I have a vision of a different response, a different message from government, institutions and media in the beginning of 2020, than the one we got when the terror that is the Covid phenomenon arrived.
When the fog of fear and confusion descended.
I haven’t put this vision into words yet. It’s still just a yearning or longing.
For something different.
For something that resonates with me beyond rational arguments.
For something that tells a different story about us humans and about our communities and about what is most important during this short and strange human life that each of us gets to live.
I would love to hear other people to share their vision too.
What have you been longing for or maybe begun to long for. What kind of attitudes, values and narratives?
What kind of response would you feel able to get wholeheartedly behind?
What kind of response would you have found helpful and in line with your values and beliefs?
What kind of response would have nurtured trust in yourself and in your fellow humans and in life?
What kind of rhetoric would you have found inspiring?
What kind of messages would have wanted to hear? How would you have liked things to be framed and spoken about?
What kind of response would have created sense of connection, possibility and hope?
What kind of responses have been helpful to you in your life when you have experienced loss, pain, loneliness, intense fear, distress, severe illness, violence or crisis?