Jutta Gaskill


Corona for us meant cancelling our trip abroad where we were to visit relatives and friends. We wanted to travel for almost the whole month of June to places in Southern Germany, where our granddaughter was engaged to play the french horn at a concert, and where the 250th birthday celebrations for Hölderlin, the poet, were to take place. Disappointing, but lucky too, the three of us together in a house with a wee garden where we could breathe the fresh unpolluted air. I walked for miles taking notice of birds, flowers and bees as I had never done before.

Corona teaches us about community spirit, the protection of our vulnerable members, children, families and the elderly. The incident this summer of the somewhat lost deer in Morningside Road also reminds us of how important it is to save our planet.