What is normal? (10) / #100DaysToOffload

This post is Day 10 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. Want to get involved? Find out more at 100daystooffload.com.

A while ago I wrote about the ‘new normal‘ about 4 months into lockdown, and before the restrictions were lifted) and how this phrase is really annoying. What’s worse is the assumption that heading to a new normal is actually a return to the old normal, plus or minus a few minor changes.

No, the new normal should be a completely re-thought out and re-imagined approach to how we should be living our lives, not returning to the damaging attitudes of what we used to do.

At the beginning of lockdown, when most of the country was still following the guidelines and being sensible and staying home and the volume of traffic on the roads were down to a level not seen since since the 50s, I’m sure the bird song was louder. Not only because the ambient noise wasn’t as loud or prevalent, the air quality vastly improved, but also that the birds were happy at being the loudest thing in the sky.

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