With vaccines on the way for all now might be a good time to start planning.
One of my great passions in life is music. During lockdown I discovered that a prelude from a cello suite by J S Bach could be married to the most famous Ave Maria in the world . So I made an arrangement for voice and cello. I asked two musicians, one of them my singing teacher, Katy Kelly and cellist Peadar O’Loinsigh to perform it for me – on video.
What I did was to re-imagine one musical piece by combining two others. Musicians have been doing this since the dawn of time. Then it struck me that almost everyone had done this during Covid. People had re-imagined their lives without full human contact, and, in many cases, almost in total isolation. If we can re-imagine our present we can re-imagine our future. In some way, we all share the genius of the great composers and artists in the way we adapt to challenges in our life. Drawing of this amazing resource will bring us safely and happily into the future.
Our new post-covid future will be based on the achievements of our past and present.