In January 2020, I was writing about stopping the home fires burning. My Australia was on fire, and it seemed nothing could outstrip the losses, the grieving, and the pain this disaster caused. Currently, we are seeing many replays of the horrors… and the painful aftermath. The follow-up a year later shows the human spirit triumphing over that appalling disaster, in many ways. The common denominator is courage and an unquenchable will to survive.
In March 2020 a pandemic swept the world in unimaginable numbers that forced all else to pale. The losses and suffering have been immense, testing the fibre of far too many human beings beyond anything they should ever have known. Daily, the news reports have bombarded our senses with a more intense ‘doom and gloom’ scenario than the entire world has ever had to face, accept and contend with.
To imagine any positives out of this horrific scenario had seemed impossible… and yet a significant percentage of homelessness has become a solvable problem, being called an unbelievable ‘silver lining’ of the ominous cloud of the pandemic.
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