You know what worries me?

That we are all just going to revert to ‘normal’ when this thing is over.

Having emerged from the lockdown into a mask-wearing nightmare, isn’t it all going to seem so futile if we just go back to the self-harm we were hell-bent on, before Covid-19?

Frankly: if we haven’t worked out, by now, that the old ‘normal’ wasn’t doing the planet much good, we never will.

Apart from the UK’s catastrophic pandemic death toll, the scariest thing has been the realisation that, when the shackles were lifted after weeks of lockdown, all that some people had apparently been pining for was to queue up at a fast food drive-in, race off to sit on Bournemouth beach with thousands of other lost souls, or pop down the pub for a punch-up.

But let’s be positive. During the last week, I have finally reconnected, once again, with real people, rather than talking to flickering faces in a Zoom meeting.

I have found myself riding with fellow cyclists again, and was fortunate to be invited to a carefully controlled outdoor meeting considering the idea of Stem to Steam which basically means promoting creativity alongside technical skills.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it surely must be that the world needs creative thinkers, more than anything.

One person I met (for the first time) was Dominic White, an accomplished professional photographer and film-maker. He explained that lockdown brought him a devastating family bereavement, at the same time that his work was decimated.

Yet his passion for all things natural is undiminished, and neither has he been deterred from a mission to educate people of all ages to the need to protect wildlife and the planet in general.

One of the interesting things he said was that while it is easy to engage children in projects aimed at respecting the environment, for some reason adults usually don’t think it is for them, nor up to them.

But it clearly is. If you visit you will get a good idea of his approach, and if you delve deeper into the website, prepare to meet the Finger of Positivity.

Dominic realised that kids love those giant foam hands that you see at big sporting events, so came up with a cardboard version that he takes to schools, and points it at unsuspecting pupils, whenever they take a positive approach to environmental issues.

They, of course, love it.

As the website explains: ‘There’s a lot of challenging news around at the moment, and it’s easy to get frustrated or feel powerless. A knee-jerk reaction can often be to try to find someone to blame. Whilst we absolutely must keep people (especially politicians) accountable, we also think it’s a good idea to recognise when we each do something positive for nature.’

So let’s hear it for the Finger of Positivity. May it be pointed at each one of us before it’s too late.