Friday, March 4, 2022

Celebrate the Small Things 4-3-22


It's the end of the week, so it's time to Celebrate the Small things...

What am I celebrating this week?

It's the weekend!  And unlike so many other people here, I don't have COVID (yet).  Plus, the protests at Parliament have been cleared out.

It's been a crazy week really.  I don't work at the Parliament end of town, but Wellington is so small, it didn't matter.  When the police started breaking up the protest on Wednesday, we were certainly aware of it.  A police helicopter hovered over the site and flew in loops around the area all afternoon.  It was noisy and unsettling.

And watching the protest get cleared out was unsettling too.  Our Parliament grounds are open to the public and watching these feral people burning the kids' playground equipment and set fire to the beautiful old trees that I used to eat lunch under every day when I was at high school was pretty disturbing.  This entire protest has felt alien and wrong - this is not the way we do things in New Zealand.  And the violence at the end, that really din't feel like New Zealand.

But they're gone now, so I'm celebrating that, even if I think this is far from over.

What are you celebrating this week?

1 comment:

  1. They're setting fire to kids' equipment and trees because of COVID protocols? What the hell is wrong with these people!