Calm before the storm.
Calm before the storm is a period of unusual tranquillity or stability that seems likely to presage difficult times.
Our Health Minster keeps telling us we might experience “the calm before the storm”? If you have seen storms up close, you know there is usually nothing calm about them. So what is he talking about?
When storm approaches, everything goes quiet. The air seems still and calm, even the birds stop singing and quickly return to their nests.
After a few minutes, you feel a change in the air, and suddenly a line of clouds ominously appears on the horizon. Clouds with a look that tells you they aren’t fooling around.
You quickly dash in the house and narrowly miss the first fat raindrops that fall right before the downpour.
At this moment, you might stop and ask yourself, “Why was it so calm and peaceful right before the storm hit?”
The calm before the storm started as a phrase sailors used. They were referring to an actual weather phenomenon they observed at sea. They noticed that, just before a storm, the air around them seemed to get very still.
Even the waves would calm for a few moments. Soon, the clouds would gather and they’d hear the first clap of thunder. They started calling those few moments the calm before the storm.
The reality is, Covid-19 is real and we need to be careful of how we prevent these pandemic, for ourselves and for those around us.
I hope and pray that this “storm” pass over us and we do not experience what other countries are experiencing right now.
Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Keep calm, obey the lockdown rules, read all facts about Covid-19 and keep learning.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane