I remember last year’s November.
Reflecting on some moments captured in photos I took during the first autumn of the Covid-19 pandemic: The value of the sentiments I expressed then about keeping things in perspective staying positive and ‘Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’ still ring true.
Beyond this, however, we know that so much has been achieved since November 2020 and in 2021 we are equipping ourselves with wider learning, deeper understanding, and many tools to tackle adversity and future threats.
At times it feels such an angry world out there and sometimes perhaps with good reason. There is also hope and kindness, curiosity, and creativity.
I think it is still better to shine a light rather than curse the darkness.
We have a lot to be thankful for.
by Dr Julie Charlesworth 26/11/21