Looking out for you

Heroes Not Zombies

It’s good to have someone looking out for you, isn’t it? It’s good to know that someone has your back. It’s good to know that someone is keeping an eye on you, to keep you safe, and make sure you have what you need.

During the pandemic lockdowns, millions of people looked out for others. They checked on elderly or vulnerable neighbours, got their shopping and their necessary medication for them. Millions of people got in touch with others to say hello, to see how they were, to let them know they hadn’t been forgotten.

I live in a village in Southwest France, and although people live quietly and privately here, they look out for each other. There isn’t an organised “neighbourhood watch” but there is an awareness of the presence of vehicles, of unusual noises, and even of people walking down the streets.

We humans are social creatures, and…

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