As yet more borders close - this time to the 9 regions within W.A, I would like to believe that people can remember we are trying to fight this virus together (whilst staying apart of course.....😉) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
What was once seen as “living the dream” in the “luckiest country in the world” has become for many an anxious and scary time as people turn on their fellow Australians. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I’m so disheartened to hear the stories of full time travelling families, single parents & grey nomads with no home base to return to, being abused due to out of state licence plates, having things thrown at them, tyres slashed, people even dragged out of bed at midnight and evicted from their permanent homes in caravan parks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
At a time when we should be coming together, we have sadly become divided. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
We ourselves are being forced to move from the safe haven of a beautiful secluded National Park to a bigger town, as the shops in the local town where we are staying have begun only serving locals and accusing “out of towners” trying to fill prescriptions of stealing their supplies - a town that once classed itself as RV friendly and welcomed our tourism dollars. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I understand fear and uncertainty makes people act irrationally, and that small communities can not cope with extra people during a pandemic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
💛 But it is not hard to be kind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💙 Empathy doesn’t cost anything.
💚 Ask before you judge.
💜 We are all in this.
🧡 And one day (hopefully soon) this will be over. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I can guarantee that most people without a home base are confused and worried, they were on the trip of a lifetime, or perhaps it is their life, most of us enjoyed social distancing before it became mandatory 🙋🏼♀️, and are now just doing the best they can to find somewhere they can bunker down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
So in this crazy, crazy time stay positive, stay safe, stay home (where ever you can make one) but also please stay Australian! 🇦🇺 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Ps. I’ll try to make all future posts much more upbeat 😃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
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