It has been a month today since the Lockdown began in Karachi.
It was bewildering at first but personally I thought it would be alright. Not that the situation would go away no. I’ve known from day one that life as we know it has now finished forever and we will emerge into a brand new world.
What I did think was that we would be ok at home. There is time to do what we always wanted to do. There is time to relax and think of the future and certainly this will give us some time to destress, declutter and reinvent ourselves.
But there is more to it than that.
As every day passes the empathy for those less fortunate is turning into alarm for what the future will bring for them and certainly us.
With every passing day the stress of how this situation will pan out economically and financially for everyone is certainly becoming a more then valid concern.
With every passing day the thought that what will it actually be like when a new virus with a high mortality rate appears is no longer an abstract thought.
Scifi was predicting an eradication event for quite some time now.
But none of us, even the strongest, is equipped to be a hero here and that is what is becoming evident now.
No matter how much I want to think of nothing but the next Netflix Binge watch, the truth is that all I am now thinking of is how the world post Covid1 will really emerge.
Its time we hope for the best but certainly prepre for the worst.