We are all in this together
- DESTINATION:PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
The next day was spent trying to convince a three-year-old to get out of the suitcase so we could pack for a flight we weren’t sure was still taking off – the US travel ban on the UK kicked in on the day we were due to fly to London and Virgin announced they were cancelling the majority of flight. No one slept much, except the baby (four months old now, and overdue for vaccinations I wasn’t sure he’d be able to get). Our flight turned out to be one of the few that WASN’T cancelled, but was jam-packed; I spent a good 12 hours at LAX, Heathrow and in mid-air wondering if coronavirus could live in your hair, etc. Then both kiddos screamed the whole way home in the taxi (how often are taxi baby seats cleaned?). We’ve been tripping over half-unpacked suitcases ever since. In short, it’s been a bit of a week.
I can VERY much imagine how stressful it is to be one of our colleagues: fellow photographers, planners, florists, stylists, venues, synchronised swimmers, et al. I think we’re losing most of our 2020 income. I haven’t come up with any answers yet, but we will. Right now I’m just a jetlagged mess with no childcare and an overwhelming sense of existential dread. But at least we know we’re not alone.