Goodbyes are never easy. But in this present pandemic climate they are even more uncertain. I am in the process of saying goodbye to a lovely couple who are returning to their work in India. They are due to remain there for one year. Because of covid, they are going to an uncertain situation; they do not know whether the disease will be more rampant there or whether there will be an easing.

Because of family illness they may have to return earlier. And then maybe have another goodbye. They may go abroad and then have difficulties returning to this country. All life is more uncertain. It always was uncertain; it’s just that we realise it more.