Neil Matterson, Byron Bay
To misquote Charles Dickens, ‘It is the best of times, it is the worst of times…’
A few among many of the worst of times: the health and financial well being of a lot of individuals, families and institutions are in upheaval. Businesses are struggling to survive and some will vanish in the longer term. Some children will grow with an education fault line and social dislocation will be ingrained in some sections of the community.
The best of times, very selectively? The iconic ocean landscape of Byron Bay is clearly visible and peaceful without interruption from excessive tourists.
But let’s hope we get to the stage quickly enough to be able to look back and quote Charles Dickens correctly – ’It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’