In twenty years from now
Will I remember days like this?
Will I know what shirt I wore
Or where I stood
The day I heard the news?
Or will these days just blend as one,
Just another season lived,
No changes made or lessons learnt?
Whenever something big happens in the world, most of us can vividly remember the things like what we were wearing and where we were. Things like 9/11 and the death of Princess Diana spring to mind, and I certainly remember finding out about both of these events.
So, will we feel the same about what is happening now? Everything that is happening is so out of the ordinary and, therefore, I would like to think that it will have a lasting effect on our memories. I guess the difference here is that this is a long and drawn out event, rather than the short, sharp gut punch you get with most disasters and losses.
I think that there are many parts of this that will stick in my mind for the rest of my life. I really hope that I will learn things from this and that I can permanently change some of my behaviours. Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole world started to change for the better and this could be seen as a turning point that WILL be remembered forever.