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Submitted by Chillax on 15 April 2020

It’s strange that over the past couple of weeks the one word that so often comes to mind is “beautiful”. This seems all the more strange since we are in the grips of one of the worlds ugliest diseases and we see the horror played out nightly on the TV news programmes.

Of course, I am lucky to have a garden, and we are lucky to live in Mortimer...and we are all lucky, in the UK, to be enjoying some amazing good weather..... but the sky seems so blue, the hedgerows and trees are bursting into life, the bird song rings in our ears.

It’ is BEAUTIFUL.... and yet amidst the suffering of patients and their families and the immense hard work of our carers, shop staff, delivery drivers and all essential workers, it almost feels like a betrayal to enjoy the beauty that is around us...... but for those of us who can do nothing to help, other than to stay at is our duty to recognise and appreciate the beauty around us. This is one of the things that makes life worth living and why our NHS are battling to save everybody who comes into their care, so they too may again see the beauty around us.