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The greatest loss is not seeing my grandchildren, but I intend to obey every bit of advice the experts give

Mary O'Rourke


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'Keep in communication with your friends and family. And remember, it will end and we will have done our bit, both for ourselves and for others.'

'Keep in communication with your friends and family. And remember, it will end and we will have done our bit, both for ourselves and for others.'

'Keep in communication with your friends and family. And remember, it will end and we will have done our bit, both for ourselves and for others.'

Hello to all the readers of the features pages in the Irish Independent.

This is from someone who lives in the middle of Ireland and who, at 82, is most definitely in the vulnerable elderly group which everyone tells us is in huge danger from the coronavirus. I was cheered up somewhat when I read and saw that the elderly included people 50-plus, so it's not just us who are then at risk.

In fact, everyone is at risk in this new world in which we are living. I thought of the famous American poet Robert Frost and his quotation which says, "In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on." I don't think anyone could express it as pithily and succinctly as Robert Frost has done. Yes, life, no matter what the strictures are, goes on, and will continue to do so.