A Lockdown Story
By: Florence Omorogbe
Well, when I heard about the pandemic and the effect it could have on every thing including causing a worldwide lockdown, I really didn’t believe. Until gradually, I saw everything changing. Schools shutdown. Movements restricted. Shops closed. And even worship centers closed down too.
I woke up each day telling myself it was a phase that would pass soon, but days turned into weeks and now it’s a month plus…
Before now, I used to have imaginations about something that could actually cause a worldwide holiday, but I never thought it would be something like this.
My first Sunday during the lock down felt so strange. Waking up on a Sunday morning and not preparing for service at my church like I usually do. It was weird.
In all these, I have learnt that all the many life activities are really not worth killing ourselves for in the end.
We can really live a simple life and choose to be happy.
Now I know that money isn’t the main source of happiness and sound health, because even the rich suffer from this pandemic and lockdown.
I also learnt what it means to love people, to be loved by them. What it means to value friendships because being around people could be a source of joy, regardless.
A Note From Eden: Dear Florence,
From the sincerity silently screaming, to the empathy it emits, your story is simply sage in all ramifications.
It is a reflection of the beauty you possess inside out. In duality, you have pointed out lessons and blessings in the times we are in. You are strength! Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.