Learning new appreciation in the COVID-19 world

As a long-time visitor (starting in 1989) knowing the ‘Old Cayman’, I still have many friends there, all these years later, with my heart and soul living there. Someone sent this to me, and I thought I would pass it on with a little of my input.

We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another. Suddenly Disney is out of magic, Paris is no longer romantic, New York doesn’t stand up anymore, the Chinese Wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty. Hugs and kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents and friends becomes an act of love. 

Suddenly you realise that power, beauty and money are worthless, and can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for. The world continues its life, and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it’s sending us a message: “You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters.”

Like all things, this will pass, and when it does, the beaches will still be gorgeous, the food fantastic, and Caymanians true to who they are. Until then, stay smart, stay home, save Cayman!

Evelyn Cannata

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