Before covid engulfed our world, visiting themeparks would be one of our favourite outings during the holidays. Dubai gets very hot during summers, that’s why there are large number of Indoor theme parks throughout UAE and we have been to almost every.
While my husband enjoys all those scary rides, me and my son are like the scary-cats. Even though at times, my husband coaxes me into some of them, our son still refuses flat to sit on the roller-coasters. The very sinking feeling when the rollercoaster comes down from the height which we both detest, my husband relishes. When the Roller-coaster is moving towards height, it seems ok, but when you know that its going to go down and you are suspended high up in air gives adrenaline to him, but frightens me too much. I do not like roller coasters for the fright they give me. I close my eyes in fear while he keeps his eyes wide open, enjoying the view.
Isn’t life too like a Roller-coaster? We have our highs.. there are good moments and then there are lows. Before covid came, many of us were riding on the feel good waves. With covid came the lockdown, school closures, increased demands at workplace, job losses, sickness, death and we started on the downward spiral of the rollercoaster. But unlike the rollercoaster, no one likes this downward spiral. How more low can this go? After every storm there is a calm, there is a sunshine. So let’s hold on a little more. Even the rollercoaster ride comes to an end, so will this time. We just have to learn to trust the process. Its only our perception we have to change, whether to close our eyes in fright or open them wide and take each day as it comes.
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