Inga-Lill Bengtsson: ”Wiggle my toes. At a safe distance from other sunseekers”

Summer is here. We can't do much about the weather, but we can choose our attitude towards blazing sunshine and pouring rain, and how we meet those close to us and others we meet on our journey through life. And we must try to survive the corona pandemic together.
Inga-Lill Bengtsson, editor Kb Mosaik.
Foto: Lasse Ottosson

It makes me sad to read in an article from TT about elderly people who have died ov covid-19, of whom some have not seen a doctor. Most old people who have died have had municipal home help or have lived in a care home. IVO (the Health and Social Care Inspectorate) has carried out the investigation.

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It is hard not to be able to hold her hand, especially for my father
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Everyone who is seriously ill is entitled to see a doctor and be given the proper treatment. My wish is that those responsible have realised this after six months of the corona pandemic.

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Just to be able to see and speak to one another is a comfort in these corona times

My mother lives in a care home. It is hard not to be able to hold her hand, especially for my father. Both will be 93 this year, and they have been married for 67 years. Sometimes they meet, on either side of a transparent shield in the garden. Just to be able to see and speak to one another is a comfort in these corona times.

At the time of writing 259 people have died of covid-19 in Skåne (the first death in Skåne was on 18th March).

Serietcknare Amalia Alvarez på turné i Krstd kommun, workshop för unga 12-18 år.
Foto: Amalia Alvarez

There is hope, but the illness is treacherous. It can affect anyone at all, even although most deaths are among the elderly. You can infect others who are vulnerable. We must all remember that.

In this issue we write about Göinge ung, which helps young people to find what is right for them, studies, training or a job. Ibrahim Abwini, who loves Glimåkra, has trained as a security guard in Boden. Read more on page 14.

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It is hard to accept that adults can behave so badly

There was a peaceful manifestation for Black Lives Matter in Kristianstad in June. In other countries there have been violent protests against racism. Read Sofyan Aswad's chronicle on page 20 about racist comments he has had to put up with in Kristianstad. It is hard to accept that adults can behave so badly.

But there are good examples of quite the opposite. Broby IF sets high standards when it comes to language at training. Read more on page 17. Another fine example is the counsellor at Centralskolan who takes Rita, aged 8, to and from school, because her mother, Jamila, is unable to do so as she belongs to a risk group. Read more on page 6.

– If they can, so can I, thought Yuksel Yazicioglu, aged 52, when she came to Sweden six years ago. First she learned to ride a bike, and now she and her daughter Yasemin cycle every day. Read about them on page 12.

This year it will be holidays at home for me – hemester, or perhaps svemester – holidays in Sweden. I'll go swimming a few times, make outings on my bicycle ( plenty of ideas in this issue) and clearing out the cellar (after 25 years of ”could come in handy” things). One thing is for sure – I'm going to sit in the sand and wiggle my toes. At a distance from other sun-seekers. If others can, do can you and I.

PS. Kb Mosaik wish all our readers a pleasent summer. The next issue will be out on 5th September.