“People are wondering and anxious to get back to normal. A good question really is, ‘was normal that good?’ Can we build a better normal with deeper, healthier and more real relationships?”
General Martin Dempsey
It’s possible today to saunter through the streets of Lockdown Dublin city centre unimpeded by riots, heavy traffic and crowds. There’s a sense of a Dublin past in the rarest of times when life had a gentler, slower pace.
Granted it’s not good for business. The iconic Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street is closing permanently with a loss of 110 jobs. It opened in 1927.
We are moving into phase 2 of lifting Lockdown restrictions. As I reflect on General Dempsey’s words, I’m reminded of the famous song below Dublin can be heaven with coffee at 11. I’m curious to know:
What has the pandemic done for you?
What type of healthier new normal would you like to see?
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