Serenity of COVID-19

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse – Fun fact: Lighthouse is a sample picture included in Windows 7.

While we were doing the short trail around the lighthouse, traffic direction signs were everywhere–except, I failed to see it as I was totally smitten by the crashing waves against the rocks. Found out I was walking in totally opposite direction, should I keep walking? or turn around? Awkward!

Brushing these awkward moments aside, COVID-19 has brought serenity to nature parks. People were less rowdy, avoided congregating in certain spots and just ended up spreading out.

For the busy Tofino, lunch times were subdued, less guffaws, shrieks and obnoxious trotters at the sidewalk. Longer waits to be seated has dispersed restaurant patrons to simple sit-by-the-curb until they are called.

“Noise” dialled down.

It’s been over a month since, and my province British Columbia is approaching the second wave of COVID-19 infections. This will potentially bring a blanket of gloom, despite the colourful autumn creeping up slowly. Foliage changing colours, forest trails transformed again into some fairytale-like scenes and aura.

Just a matter of perspective and looking forward to enjoying the calm and stillness, a time to slow down and appreciate what’s around.

Author: Mind Crib

A computer analyst working in rainy downtown Vancouver who sees infinite joy and wisdom in surroundings, looming dark clouds or without.

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