Ten years ago
Ten years ago life was a little different to today’s lead up to Halloween. I was at rave in Devon, crowds of people enjoyed the music and the dancing through the night. It is often the case that we reflect on the past and enjoy fond memories. It is pertinent to today’s Covid-19 pandemic. Looking back only 10 months ago we lived in a different world. 10 years ago our lives were less constrained as in this image. The freedom of the moment, the joy of the experience now seem unreal in the present climate. I like this shot from October 2010 as it epitomises for me the joy of that moment.
With our inability to mix with friends and family in this the pandemic of 2020 we need to remind ourselves of what we hold precious.
life is about experience not wealth.
Rather we need work for peace of mind.
Consequently the need to earn money needs to balanced with living life.
As a result we can enjoy our lives.
I don’t recall how much money I had or didn’t have then.
What car I was driving.
I don’t know who the person in the picture.
What I do know is that over and above all of our material goods the moment, the event and the experience is what was precious.
Now lost for a while we need to remember this time of Covid in the years to come.
It will highlight to us what is really important in life.
Love, Friends, family, Life.