My son, William (known as Will), has lived in Australia for around 15 years now. He is a man of very independent mind who works as a Yoga instructor and budding entrepreneur who travels all over Australia and beyond, living life in the simplest form he can, doing ‘this’ one day, and ‘that’ another day, often earning just enough to survive on his philosophy of love and his adamant desire to be unshackled by the conventional chains of society. Over the next 24 hours, he faces a problem which could change his life significantly, and which he doesn’t wish me to speak about beforehand.
My son, Adam, currently faces daily danger as he works double shifts in a Care Home which looks after several Coronavirus residents. Ever since leaving university many years ago, Adam has always worked in the Care Home profession undertaking many managerial positions. Over the past year, he has decided to work more on the front line of workers who deal face-to-face with the daily concerns and problems of their residents. Since February of this year, he has had to work with an increasing number of Coronavirus patients; invariably supplied with inadequate personal equipment (PPE) that fails to protect worker health and safety. He tells me that the more his colleagues take off work sick, the more he needs to double his shift hours in order to service the Care Home residents. He is one of the nation’s true heroes, and whose hourly wage does not begin to reflect the importance of the work he performs. I am proud of you, son, as I am sure your mother and other family members are also.
Today, both of my two sons mentioned face their own 'borderline of danger' that they need to safely cross in order to return to safer pastures. I love them both, in equal measure with all my five children. Hence, the song I choose to dedicate to them today is ‘Beyond the Borderline’.
Love and peace Bill xxx