Applying distorted, double-standard illogic to a problem: deciding whether to attend WOMAD NZ 2020 when there’s a global pandemic of Covid-19.
- WOMAD is a wonder, a multi-generational festival of music and dance, and
- Pukekura Park is surely the most beautiful venue for WOMAD in the world (wot me biased?) and
- certain members of my family have now attended WOMAD NZ for the past 9 years, and
- New Zealand has not got a full-scale epidemic of Covid-19 (‘Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said New Zealand was still in the “keep it out, stamp it out, slow it down” phase’ […] ‘…no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, for the fifth day in a row.’ NZ Herald 12 March) and
- like you, I convince myself with wishful thinking
AND DESPITE THE FACT THAT
- this is the Year of the Plague, otherwise known as Covid-19 or The Coronavirus, and
- one should avoid unnecessary travel, and
- one should avoid large crowds, and
- I have hypocritically advised one of my friends not to travel abroad this month, and
- I set myself up as a logical person, even daring to offer tips, and
- I promised as a Brownie to think of others before myself
- we intend to attend WOMAD NZ 2020, starting tomorrow, and
- we are booked and packed and ready to go, and
- we are going, even me at my age.
P.S. Still sorting out a snag with the Wise Habits Survey, sorry. Soon.