WATCH: A COVID-19 Reflection

 

Gozitan Film-maker and Photographer Ricky Bugeja just released a video which is the exact thing we should all watch on a Monday morning.

This video shows Gozitan artist, Mario Abela as he tries to express his understanding of it all. Attempting to navigate the fine lines between what is, and what once was. All this whilst giving us some beautiful drone shots of Gozo!

 

 

The video tries to look at the good side of the situation whilst shedding light onto environmental issues and the unsustainable way that we were living, all in the name of “progress”.

The words narrated in the video are an adaptation of the viral poem “Lockdown” written by Brother Richard Hendrick.

Ricky said that “COVID-19 has been an eye-opening experience. So many things we once took for granted, now seem miles away. The ordinary, now extraordinary. I Myself lost my uncle Richard to the virus in the UK on the 10th of April, to whom I dedicate this video.”

He adds that, “in situations like this, though difficult, one can choose to come out of it a better person than before. In the words of Hendrick’s poem:

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

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