In the last 60 days I’ve:
Planted 100 plants.
Rode to Key West and back on my stationery bike.
Created a mountain of shredded paper from old files.
Became a wooden jigsaw puzzle fanatic.
Explored, photographed and made storyboards of what’s blooming in my yard.
Participated in zoom meetings and plant clinics with fellow master gardeners.
Made an epic “well wishes” video (while wearing facemasks) for a couple being wed in Hong Kong.
Dusted off my bread recipes from 30 years ago... I kneaded to do that!
All the while there was something missing. It was my connections to my people and my work.
I started to feel a little low. Don’t go there I said to myself.
So I turned off the news, took a break from Facebook and got my hair cut.
Suddenly I felt lifted.
My point is, I do not want to go back to that time warp called quarantine. But I am afraid. I see people not wearing masks, mingling, and this cannot be a recipe for a good outcome. I fear the virus will return with a vengeance, and sooner than later.
Let’s just all try to be mindful, for each other’s sake.
Incidentally, there are incredibly attractive facemasks available in my online store. http://www.art-a-porter.com/carol.ellis. For the first 10 customers there is a discount code ..... CE01gift ....for a savings of 20 percent.
This photographic website provides me the opportunity for self-expression, for sharing