By Mollie Campbell
Throughout this surreal period of self-isolation and social distancing, I have been re-reading some of my favourite poetry books/authors. Despite this pandemic, I don’t want to take this time for granted, so instead of going on social media/using technology every 10 minutes, I am going back to basics.
We may not be able to control what is going on outside of our walls but we can control how we react to it and what we do during this time. Take this time to remould your view on how you want to live your life, teach yourself how to enjoy the sheer beauty of living. Start ticking off goals from that list you made on New Year’s Day, the one currently gathering dust within a pile of notes by the door. Control how you react to the situation and learn from it. This is a time to grow, instead of taking a step backwards…as with many things, it’s all about perspective.
Whilst I have the ability to communicate with the entire world at my fingertips, I am actually using this time to limit my internet use. Instead, I think this is the perfect time to really work on ourselves, spend some time in the silence with our own minds. Set some goals, do what you love, read some books, make something, create some art, express yourself. Most importantly, know that you are not alone. As I said, I have been re-reading a lot of my favourite poets and authors over the last week and feel the need to share this one:
” We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” – T.S. Eliot.
This prompted me to write my own little piece:
“When all of this is over, let us rejoice in celebration for this beautiful planet we call home…the planet we have neglected for far too long. Let us be kinder to one another, let us feel in our guts the true beauty of living, in every deep breath we take. Let us preserve the beautiful blue crystals we call oceans and the bright green forests we used to call home. Let us never take life for granted again” – Mollie Campbell.
Thanks for reading:)