margaret keenan: what a legend

She slid through life, near unnoticed to the world

And then one day, she stepped out into burning light

As vaccine poured through aging veins

And all the world had held its breath

Waiting for the answer we all hoped to answer

That the virus died that day

That Maggie stepped out for our race.

I don’t know a thing about the science, or whether this vaccine is going to do anything in our fight against COVID; but whatever the outcome, I felt like today was one of those really important days that will never be forgotten.

And I found it even more touching knowing that it was a lady who is 91 next week that was vaccinated first. Just to think that the world has been to hell and back this year and a little old lady was possibly the first step back to a healthy planet.

I might be getting a bit sentimental, and I know I have a tendency to do that, but I think that it’s beautiful that she was ‘the one’. A lady who has lived a life out of the spotlight, just thrust into that spotlight very suddenly.

I do wonder what the hell she must be feeling at the moment. She’s trending on Twitter and she probably doesn’t even know what that means!

However, it’s her reaction that makes me love her most. She just urged people to follow in her footsteps and have the vaccine.

Today was a momentous day and Margaret Keenan has been the hero of it… and I bet she expected it least of all….

Much Love

Rachel xx