‘Sometimes wealth and fame bring the opposite to all that is good in life.’

Back to basics: Phil Gaskell reflects on a rich life

‘When you don’t have what you like, you have to like what you have.’ | Photo: by Kat Yukawa on Unsplash

A few weeks ago, at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, I thought to myself: ‘In a few weeks’ time I could be in intensive care or dead’. It’s normal at my time of life to look back and evaluate the course of one’s life and, as Corona struck, it seemed even more a natural reflex.

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