Harboured in a microscopic message, with an accompanying blunt abrupt blunderbuss method of delivery, COVID-19 really is the 21st century gift that just keeps on giving. No matter the position you take, it has undeniably brought us all to a shock inducing crunching reality. The normal life we all had, is finished. We are all in natures waiting room.
Liminal. 1. Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. 2. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
For those of the canine comfort persuasion, now more than ever having a furry around can be of immense satisfaction. At a point in our evolutionary filthy lives, when we are encouraged to stay away from our disdainful mucus swapping fellow species, having a dog around is a soothing balm, a prescribed poultice of pooch.
For the shitload of us humans who have found ourselves separated, by circumstance or choice, from our best friends, our discombobulated psyche is left splattering around like a hot Coronavirus in all manner of protective mask wear.
The Bali dogs that we have shared our lives with are fine fed and beautifully cared for. They are fortunate in the environment they are currently in. Their canine reality is akin to the innocence naivety and illusion afforded human children before awareness kicks in and the reality of life begins its inexorable march. It is that other bestowed gift before real befalls their bipedal elders.
When we will be with our canine compatriots is literally a very liquid question, its like nailing water to a wall. The answer now firmly sits within the human realm and we all now most certainly know how unpredictable that reality is.
Living in the moment is the gift that Bali dogs and children attempt to teach. Being in the moment in the age of COVID is not something that comes easy to a race that threw off natures rules and slammed repeatedly through one unlawful wall after another.
So, until the moment we are reunited with our Bali dogs, we will remember and relive the moments already gone and wait in the space between, looking forward to what will be.
We wish the same for all who are in Liminal.