On top of 10 months of lockdowns, Melbourne is now in its fifth lockdown.
While we may be in the same storm, we are not in the same boat.
“We are not all in the same boat.
We are all in the same storm.
Some have super-yachts.
Some have just the one oar.
And some are drowning” – Damian Barr
For some, lockdowns bring us closer to our families, community and purpose. They are a time for reflection, to think about others.
For some another lockdown has meant the loss of a job and livelihood to put food on the table.
Some face another lockdown isolated, living alone. Some face another lockdown in unsafe housing.
For our charity partners abroad, the situation is a different ball game all together.
As we ride out this storm, we continue fight to support some of the most vulnerable in our world.
Following today’s announcement that Melbourne’s lockdown will be extended, we thought we’d share some recommendations if you’re looking to pass some time:
Books to read
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett
The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
Talking to My Country by Stan Grant
Half the Sky: How to Change the World by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
Movies/ Series to watch
On ABC IView
In my blood it runs
On SBS on demand
Filthy Rich And Homeless
12 Years a Slave
The Blind Side
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Boy who Harnessed the Wind