How are you all getting on around the world? I found last week hard. A physical and mental slump as week eight of the lockdown dragged on and the UK’s approach to the crisis came under the spotlight in world media.
Once, when I was younger, I wrote a school essay on free will versus determinism. I won’t bore you with the detail but the basic concept is this: None of us ever make a truly free choice. It proposes the theory that all our life decisions are in fact a result of our experiences thus far.
We all have one. Some of us have more. Those places, those moments that we take ourselves to, that instil a sense of complete calm. Whether we’re at a bus stop in the pouring rain, or in yet another stressful meeting, travel to a happy place is sometimes, the only thing that keeps us sane.
From the moment we began walking the earth, we found ways to record our experiences and explain the world around us. Be it through cave paintings, stone carvings or the printed word, we’re experts at describing our surroundings.