The Still Life

I’m pretty much used to the lockdown life. The still life. I enjoy depending on my own resources and focussing on personal, private interests that energise me.

My years in remote indigenous communities without TV, newspapers, before the internet, and in some instances, without power have entrenched an internal strength – and preference.

It’s inevitable that writing, reading and thinking are my prime activities. Other are more artistic with inward expressions.

Even in my childhood, we were an insular family who rejected most extended family and friend invites. No school friends were invited around because my Father had a home office to work and for clients to visit. Hooping and hollering with schoolmates in the backyard wasn’t appropriate.

So the lockdown is almost comfortable for me. I can focus on the things I enjoy. Without guilt.
Support to those that don’t experience the same.

#standstill #stillliving #keepstill #stillhere