Footprints in the Windsm # 1978–Breezes steering a hot air balloon

Footprints in the Windsm # 1978

Like the breezes affecting a hot air balloon are we in covid-time. We know which way the wind is blowing at ground level and higher; we know the afternoon thermals can lift us if we look for them; we can loosely control altitude (attitude); and we can see what we can see, whether it is what we wanted to see or not.

A lovely metaphor, but what’s it mean? How do we look into the future? To start: from here. What trends do we see, how are the people around us reacting to covid? What are they doing in response? Covid, like all life is likely to be a ratchet: no going back. For instance, we have learned some things about distance working, and will not forget those. Can’t keep us down on the farm. We have learned some things about caring for one another, seeing “their” world a bit clearer, and so “ours.” We have seen some things about our denial, our anger, our unwillingness to work through cabin fever. How will these affect what we do in the after covid times?

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