Waiting For The Tide To Turn

Oil landscape by Yorkshire Artist Jo Sykes

“A few years ago, visiting a natural harbour cove in Cornwall, we were told we would have to wait for the tide to turn to explore the beach and caves around the headland. We knew that was sensible and inevitable, but it seemed to take such a long time. It was hard not to be impatient, to give up, to try to explore too soon.

We are so used to an instant world now with the help of technology that we seem to have lost the art of being patient, of just sitting and enjoying what we have now rather than chasing the next good thing.

With the corona virus, at some points it seemed like the tide never would actually turn, but eventually we started to see the statistics going in the right direction and the hope of normality returning became more real.”

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