Falling Leaves; death & rebirth in the aftermath of 2020

"Even with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it's still a beautiful world" Desiderata

So there I sat on the floor of the local library, frozen with gripping anxiety; I had hit the proverbial brick wall. In the last year and a half, I had staunchly carried on and carried forward, braving each new change that seemed to infiltrate us, on the daily. Glancing to my right, the large red duct-tape arrows that had been meticulously taped to the carpet to indicate the flow of traffic in a one-way fashion, had ultimately, been my undoing. There were fleeting thoughts of "Oh no, am I going the wrong way?" and "I hope I don't get told off", then feelings of panic, confusion, fear and subsequent shame. Up un