Friday 12th June 2020
It has been a pretty exhausting week mentally for me. I’m not going to get into it in detail but the lockdown has put a strain in our family dynamic. Living in close proximity to someone can bring out the worst in you … and this week all our frustrations came out in the worst possible way.
I confided in one of my dearest friends and she brought me back to reality. Sometimes we have to take a step back from a relationship and really dig deep to find the good in another person. Something that I don’t often do. I take people at face value and sometimes it’s just not enough. Not for me anyway. Am I talking in riddles?
Life is too short to be angry and bitter all the time.
So I am trying to be more positive … looking for the good in everything around me. Negativity is just so exhausting. It really is so I am going to smile more often and try to be happy. Is this even possible?
Another coronavirus update: I think a second wave is imminent. China is seeing over 100 new cases of coronavirus infections. Brazil is in crisis … there are over a million people currently infected and their government is just overwhelmed. It is said that Brazil could have the highest Covid-19 death toll in the world by July. How crazy is that? They get over 1000 new deaths every day.
It all stemmed from the fact that the Brazilian President dismissed that there was a pandemic when the whole world was heading into lockdown. He allowed his country to continue as normal and slowly but surely their numbers increased at an alaring rate. I feel so sorry for the people of Brazil. As a country, you rely on your government to protect you but in this case they were completely let down. Pray for Brazil!
We went for a walk in the park today. The rain eased off so we attempted our daily walk. The kids rode their bikes and me and the hubby went for a stroll.
We actually went in search for something unique in the park. In Victoria Park, there is a face in a tree. We found out about the face a few days ago and decided that we were going to go look for it for fun. Considering that Victoria park is pretty big and there are over 4,500 trees spanning 88 hectares of land. That is a lot of trees to look for.
But we did find it … eventually. It’s an eerie face (I think it’s made out of clay that has worn away). I don’t know anything about the history of the face in the tree … where did it come from? How long has it been there? Who made it and put it there? I have no idea … I will have to research this properly because it’s made me super curious.
Update: I did a little digging and found out that the face in the tree is actually a memorial to the late Margaret Muller. This young lady was brutally stabbed to death in 2003 in Victoria Park at this spot [Source: Unsolved Murders]. Margaret (an art student) was jogging in the park early one morning and it is suspected that two men approached her and launched an unprovoked attack which resulted in her death. She was heard screaming but there was no signs of robbery or sexual assault. Her killers were never found. Her body was brought back to the USA for burial.
On that sombre note …
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