Imprinting

This week we have been lucky enough to have proper springlike weather up here. Dry, sunny and although not hot, warm enough to spend some time outside.

The other afternoon, I think it was Wednesday, P had removed the winter netting from the pond and the fish had finally woken up. 

I walked down to sit on the bench beneath the blossom of the greengage tree and watch them for a while.

Although unable to hear much, I was very much aware of the various bird songs, especially that mellow, warbling trill of the blackbird.

It was a wonderfully calming way to spend an hour and I tried to imprint the experience onto my few remaining brain cells, to be recalled at a later date.

I recently read an article, one amongst many, that said that until a vaccine is found the current precautions we are all taking will only delay the spread of this virus and that eventually we are all likely to be infected.

I pondered whether I would be one of the lucky ones who would only experience mild symptoms and go on to survive, or if I would end up hooked up to a ventilator with a 50/50 chance of pulling through.

If it is to be latter I would like to think that somehow, even though I would most likely be sedated, I could have the calming background sound of gentle birdsong played to me, perhaps with an occasional waft of freshly mown grass to help me recall that calming pondside experience.



7 comments:

  1. Yes sobering thoughts JayCee. We will have to build up an herd immunity or it will knock us for six. Blackbirds are beautiful birds

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    1. I think a blackbird singing is one of the most beautiful sounds I have heard. It is one of the things I missed the most when I lived abroad and I am very grateful that it is one of the things that I am still able to hear.

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  2. Well-expressed JayCee. I have had very similar thoughts. It's all like The National Lottery - but in reverse with a jackpot prize that nobody wants.

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    1. Yes. A little like waiting for Christmas Day to open your present, wondering if you will find something horrible inside.

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  3. Interesting article in today's newspaper as to why some people develop mild symptoms and others are seriously ill. Several theories, among them either a stronger version of the virus or a genetic abnormality in the recipient. We may never know but developing herd immunity seems to be the way to save the most people.

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    1. I am probably a little late now but am making sure I consume as many vitamins as necessary in my daily diet and also doing deep breathing exercises regularly to give myself a fighting chance.

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  4. I've had the same thoughts JayCee and I like the sound of your mood music. Can't beat birdsong for calming, soothing generally very comforting ambience!
    xxx

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