Image: LITTLE BOY LOST. Mixed Media on Canvas. 40 x 40 cm. 2017
LITTLE BOY LOST.
It is tempting to focus this blog on the breaking news about Dominic Cummings, even though for the Government it is the equivalent of ‘ Don’t mention the war’. Though not specifically related to the enfolding, and I expect continuing, political storm the image used has a certain resonance.
We, at least most of us, having been in lockdown since 24th March. Now 62 days spent really missing our families. For those small people, our grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and the even bigger people, our grown up children; lack of contact has been a struggle for so many of us oldies. It is easy to forget that this has also had a fundamental effect on them too. The simple act of reading them a story, giving them a hug, establishing those critical intimate relationships which cement the bond between generations cuts deep. This is the real cost of these measures, to the precious and irretrievable time lost for all. We all know that the chains which bind us together are strong and will not rust easily, and that in the final analysis we will not allow them to, because they hold the very fabric of society together. No instruction or order is greater or more important than the meeting of this basic need.
When the blind lead the blind they will both fall into a ditch, Matthew 13-15