A few words on the conflict in Ukraine – and how to help.
I can’t imagine being stuck in this traffic jam. At first glance it looks like any other. An irritatingly, bile-rising and frustrating situation, bound to flare the tempers of anyone stuck in its centre or joining its tail. But impulsive end of queue u-turns aren’t likely to be actioned. A resignation that even though another route is longer, at least we’ll be moving, going somewhere…
I can’t imagine being stuck in this traffic jam. Leaving behind a once safe familiarity for the unknown. The hygge we’re all so keen to celebrate and embrace long gone, not even imaginable at this point. Pets, blankets, photos, toys – old memories and ones yet to be made. In the place we call home.
I can’t imagine being stuck in this traffic jam, as I sit typing into my iPad from my bed, cat curled up next to me, the window on a crack and the distant sound of traffic humming and near sound of birds squawking. A biscuit brew having already warmed me through and prepared me for a day of relaxation. The pictures so far removed on social media and in newspapers and on the TV.
I can’t imagine being stuck in this traffic jam because everything they have left behind I can take for granted. Angered by war yet largely unaffected. Emotions soothed by safety and togetherness, so far from a fearful, unknowing plight. Sitting in the front seat, wondering how to reassure the little ones sitting frightened in the back..
I can’t imagine being stuck in this traffic jam. Can you? So how can we help? https://www.globalcitizen.org/…/ways-to-help-ukraine…/