Same As It Ever Was

Same As It Ever Was’

There are those lines in the refrain of the song “Once In A Lifetime” where Talking Heads’ David Byrne repeatedly utters “same as it ever was”.

It sounds like the needle got stuck in a groove and was my looping musical earworm today for whatever reason.

It certainly feels like “same, same” as Auckland returns to another Covid-19 lockdown.The rhythms of restriction return as if they had never left.

If lockdown is overly familiar, and not necessarily in a good way, I do get out for walks down by the local creek to clear my head.

It too is so familiar (but comforting too); hardly changing except for the level of tides that feed it from the sea or when heavy rain falls.

“Same as it ever was, same as it ever was…”