Me: Lovely photos of Tony, but Dave looks rather serious.
Nell: Sundays are about caring and family, as you know, and at Morning Thoughts today we discussed Tony. David thinks you should tell everyone what’s been going on.
Me: Well, two weeks ago we heard that Tony had caught COVID19. It was an awful shock.
Nell: Yes. David was inconsolable.
Me: He even refused a bacon sandwich.
Nell: You were in contact with his wife, Sue, every day so we could stay updated.
Me: Yes, Tony has been very unwell but now he is finally on the mend and even talking about coming back to work.
Nell: Which is a ridiculous idea and I shall tell him precisely that, when I next see him.
Me: I think you’re just going to run into his arms like you always do.
Nell: Probably. Anyway, the thing is that sometimes the world can seem a dark place.
Me: It certainly can.
Nell: People will be struggling with the latest news of a national lockdown.
Nell: But this is our chance to show we care. We can make a difference. It’s like a power cut. What do you do when the lights go out?
Nell: No. You light a candle. And that’s what we should do in these dark times.
Me: Do you mean put a light in the window to show we’re thinking of others?
Nell: Yes, and be that light in the darkness.
Nell: Pick up your iBone and call someone, or chat to them on FaceTime, or Zoom. Or text them on WoofsApp. Just let them know you are there and they’re not alone.
Nell: We will get through this together.
Me: We will.
Nell: You and Me. Always. Remember?
Me: Yes. Sorry.