inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 16 November 2020, aberration.
An old woman from the Azores,
Was forced to start living indoors,
She kept well out of sight,
Neither fresh air nor light,
Could not even get out to the stores.
Many people would probably say that 2020 is an aberration, that we have put our normal lives on hold, just while the pandemic passes. But I’m not so sure. Has anybody else noticed how many “once in a lifetime” events have happened in the last few years? Forest fires, floods, storms, etc. We even had a plague of locusts in Africa at the start of the year. Not to mention the pandemic itself, which is merely the latest in a long line of SARS-type illnesses. Unrelated? Well, if I were religious I might be reading “Revelation” right about now.