Many of you are probably familiar with Steinbeck’s novel, The Winter of Our Discontent, which essentially means now we are in a period of misery. The combination of extreme heat, fires, droughts, flooding, supply chain, and transportation disruptions, plus the disproportionate price hikes of fuel and electricity means that we will be seeing a lot less food on store shelves this winter. Meanwhile the rich will keep partying and flying around in their private jets just as they did during the Corona Virus Pandemic.
In a world where stability, continuity, and connections are valued, those who choose a more nomadic lifestyle, embark on a brave endeavor. However, relocating can give us a new lease on life, providing new stimulus and opportunities for personal growth.
I live in Lombardia, in the north of Italy where the Pandemic first made itself known to the Western World. It was a dark and trying time. I recorded an audio diary every day. I have started transcribing these.