‘We shouldn’t be assuming that we humans are above and beyond nature.’

Most of us are rightly concerned with the day-to-day effects of the pandemic. But Rex Ambler has been doing some long-term thinking

‘We may (re)discover the blessing of silence and time for oneself, what William Penn called “the fruits of solitude”.’ | Photo: Adrien King / Unsplash.

The pandemic has taken us all by surprise. The shock has been immediate: we have all had to change our way of life very rapidly to ensure that we survive – and, perhaps more urgently, to ensure that others who are more vulnerable also survive. Our minds are very much focused on doing the right thing here and now, hoping that will be sufficient.

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