Elly McDonald

Writer

A World Gone Quiet

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My friend Heather Dempsey writes:

Master of Something I'm Yet To Discover

One of my favourite books is Quiet by Susan Cain. It’s one of those books that made me go, “Oh. So it’s not just me then.” It describes all the great things about introverts even though it’s a struggle to get that known because we live in a world designed for extroverts.

The subtitle of her book is “The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”. Well, the world has just gone a little quieter.

Containment measures are being implemented across the world to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. People are being asked to stay in their homes and only go out for essentials. Non-essential activities have been cancelled.

The Australian Football League has just suspended the season. My son messaged me with the news and Messenger gave me the option to reply with “Yay!” It’s a little worrying that my phone knows me so…

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Author: Elly McDonald

Worked in the Australian rock music industry as a journalist and published widely as a poet before moving to London and spending the better part of a decade in advertising agencies. Returned to Australia and tried teaching, primarily teaching English to non-English speaking, newly-arrived refugees but also briefly as a high school classroom teacher. Has travelled Western Europe, North Africa, Russia, Northern India, East Asia, coastal USA, some Pacific Islands, and Australia.

One thought on “A World Gone Quiet

  1. Thank you Elly,
    It is very good an reassuring to see you contributions to Facebook and emails such as this review about Susan Cain’s book.
    I hope you and family are all well. I saw Miles yesterday for a stimulating conversation as usual. Others at Wesley seem well.
    I hope that the virus will soon have finished its course so that our governments can get on with dealing the much greater crisis of climate change.
    Do please keep in touch.
    Yours with best wishes in a time of plague,
    Ian

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