In 2020 a new pandemic ( Covid-19 ) is swiping across the globe and there seems to be at least two strategies to face it: Staying safe and in self-isolation, in sterile surroundings – And staying sane by connecting to nature
Walking in nature to stay sane
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
In the news we hear that to stop the new Covid-19 virus from spreading, we can’t self-isolate too much, clean our surroundings too much, or wash our hands too much.
It seems like the more sterile, self-isolated and social distanced we can be, the better. But it is also getting more and more clear that if we all live in fear, isolated and alone, spending our time constantly cleaning everything around us… it might not exactly be a great strategy to stay sane
Something else is needed, we have to find a balance, to keep sane too. To walk in nature, to work in a garden or to connect with nature in other ways, while keeping a distance to other people, can be among the best ways to re-establish a balance under the pandemic – Staying both safe and sane.