The golf course was closed at the beginning of the lockdown around five months ago. It reopened for about a month, but would occasionally close for disinfection. I have stayed away from it.
It closed again two seeks ago due to the re-tightened community quarantine.
Yesterday I was told that it will open again today.
This “on again-off again” kind of situation will be here for a while. Add tighter precautions, like wearing of masks while playing, no sharing of carts, no lockers/showers. I have used a golf course as an example but it is true for amusement parks, movie theatres, shopping malls, gyms, sports stadiums, not to mention resorts and hotels where people used to go for a break.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground
– G.K. Chesterton
Everyone needs time for oneself. Even a break from being isolated.
There’s some solace in remembering the good times, and there’s always that happy thought of one day going back. Things won’t ever be the same, but at least there’s something to look forward to — that everyone, young and old, will go back to their playgrounds without fear.