The Virus that made the World Stand Still

I started off this year with a blog stating that “Be selfish, Be You” and in that blog I stated how 2020 was going to be my year, I was going to make changes, I was going to change the world…… yet the world had different plans.

Today we are at standstill, and all because of a virus?! not just any virus, but a beast of a virus who is threatening humankind, and the worst part is….. nobody knows what to do.

At the begginning of the year we all make so many plans, we sit thinking of what we want to achieve, where we want to travel, what changes we will make to better our lives, we evan contemplated WW3 with the issues between Trump and Iran…… but NEVER did we contemplate this.

Im trying to stay positive, Im trying to keep an open mind, but honestly I feel overwhelmed. Im tired of all the conspiracy theories, I dont care if it was man made, I dont care if china make money from it, or if america make money from it, I dont care if shares are low and we need to buy now to be millionaires later, I dont care if its been introduced to wipe out 1% of the world…… All I care about is thats it here and people are going to die, people possibly around me, people I love, people in my family.

so lets concentrate on that instead.

With Wars in countries, with Brexit, with inflation we have people to blame, we have scapegoats, we have our own theories, our own understandings of the processes involved….. Here mother nature has taken over and God/Allah has shown us his power. We are mere mortal souls, no matter how rich, or how poor, no matter how much money you have, no matter how much power you have, no matter Who you are… we have nowhere to go, we have no where to hide. We are in this together…… and we are terrified.

Can I tell you my biggest fear? My parents. Im sure alot of us feel this way…. its hard knowing that should they be infected, we cannot evan hold their hands at a time like this. We cannot go to see them, they will have to suffer alone. And if worse come to worse (and I really hate thinking of this) that they may go to the grave alone…….That breaks me.

Coming from an indian background/community we are brought up being together at all times, families live together, eat together, laugh together and also cry together. So how will we suffer alone? how will we allow others to suffer alone, how will we get through this?. Our whole ethos will change, our upbringing, our understanding of how to live has all come to a stand still.

And still we are singing ‘Happy Birthday’ whilst washing our hands, (*rolls eye*) I did say that I would only put positive things on the blog, and that is still the case, but I wanted to emphasise that ‘Life seriously is not in our control’, what we think, what we plan can be taken away overnight, as it has right now.

The worst is still to come for us in the UK, with the death toll at 177 today, the schools are now closed, places of social gatherings like bars, clubs, pubs and evan mosques are now closed. Yet our borders are still open, a containment by the people who feel they need it is being performed, yet everyone else walks freely.

This will go down in history as the “Happy Birthday” virus and generations after us will laugh that we thought washing our hands was the answer.

Hope that all of you are keeping well and looking after yourselves.

Love and Regards

M11bna

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“Forever Movies” whilst in Isolation

Right so the plan is to get away from all the negativity around us….. you with me? …. Lets try and look at positive things, lets try and think of how we are to make things better for us, and how we are to play with things going forward… my next sets of blogs will be around this type of content, (unless good ‘ol Boris gets on my nerves again)

Very soon a hell of a lot of us will be in isolation, ( some of you may already be in isolation) and this isolation will either be 7 days or 14 days accordingly.

It sounds so perfect on the outside, no schools, no work, waking up late, staying in pj’s all day………..but for me it sounds like torture!! I cant do it, I am already loosing my head thinking of it, I love routine, I love my freedom, I love fresh air, and I love…… not having my family in my face all day…… “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” and that shizz works better for me….

So the first thing I have done is created a list of what I call ‘Forever Movies’ ( actually I don’t know if I call it that, or I have heard it somewhere) the reason why I called them forever movies is because….. well … you can watch them Forever… as in over and over and over…..and the plan is to watch one a day… minimum…

Here’s my list: (make sure you do your own)

  1. Pretty Woman (1990)

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. This movie is everyone’s ‘Forever Movie‘ How can it not be?!

2. Basic Instinct (1992)

Genre: Drama/Mystery

Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. What a powerful combination. What a powerful movie. What a powerful message.

3. Indecent Proposal (1993)

Genre: Drama/Romance

Demi Moore, Robert Redford. This is a Heart Stopper.

4. Cruel Intentions (1999)

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Sarah michelle Geller, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe, Selma Blair, Joshu Jackson. Can you get a more beautiful cast?

5. Goonies (1985)

Genre: Adventure

OK OK I know this ones a wildcard but I always remember my childhood when I watch this, so its on my list, Im not going to bother with the actors name- I dont evan know who they are. Classic film for me.

6. Big (1988)

Genre: Fantasy/ Drama

Tom hanks (he’s in isolation right now) so I will watch it in memory of him. This one usually comes on at christmas time, I am going to try and stay away from the christmas movie….. but on this occasion…. just for you Tom!

7. Con Air (1997)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Nicholas Cage, Steve Busceni, John Cusack. Love this movie! Always in my hit list.

8. Notting Hill (1999)

Genre: Drama/ Romance

Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Need I say more?

9. My Best Friends Wedding

Genre: Drama/Romance

Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz. If it’s got Julia Roberts it’s a winner….

10. Four weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Genre: drama/romance

Hugh Grant, Andie Mcdowell. I think I have something for Hugh Grant, and I think I just realised it whilst doing this post.

So that’s my top 10. I chose these from like the 100’s I had, I will definately be revisiting these if I go into isolation. Along with all the Harry Potter’s obviously!

Let me know what your ‘Forever Movies’ are, I may need to add more to my list.

Stay safe

Love and regards

M11bna

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