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this style of book is called a “lotus fold” and it very much reminds me of a folded map. i wanted to make this one into a diary of this time. the peaks and valleys of the book mimicking the highs and lows of my emotions.
seeing a story that the earth is slowing healing itself while we have been hiding away, a HIGH.
my mom learned that an ER doctor she had worked with contracted coronavirus while saving other people. while i’m thankful my mom had just retired before this all started. that was sad to hear. a very LOW.
a HIGH was watching people band together in the beginning, like on 9/11. people helping each other. quietly waiting in line outside the grocery store and letting the older people know they could go to the front of the line without anyone grumbling.
a friend of mine announced he was looking to rehome his dog because his financial situation was affected by the pandemic. everyone was trying to convince him to find another solution. that was a LOW day.
Some animals spotted wandering on the streets around the world during the lockdown.
Our routines have changed in a way they never have before. What does your perfect day look like now? If the days are getting all too samey I like to make myself an itinerary... like being on holiday but in my own house. I set times to visit certain areas, to do certain activities, to (video) meet with friends. It helps me stay positive.
I personally found more positive things in the state of isolation, such as: taking a break from my long travelings, which have not been a break for the last year and a half. To be alone with my inner self, to clear various thoughts in my head. I also finally found the time I never had enough to start creating in another way like making music, writing, and dancing. It also freed up time for things I don't like to do, but I had no choice, cleaning out old things I didn't need but didn't notice from in my normal daily routine. And separately I have even more time for my professions, my hobbies and time to call all my friends from all over the world and talk until dawn without worries that tomorrow we have to get up early for work or do something outside.
Her name is Maureen. No, it is not. We love her, though, and at the age of 92, Maureen’s mind wanders through time and space, through real and imaginary stories. The same stories change all the time. We put it aside and we kiss her cheek. She probably doesn’t know who we are. Old age, dementia and the desire to honour another beautiful life. We love Maureen.
My neighbours are at the same time close and yet far away – everybody stays at home and tries to find pleasure in activities that are usually more fun together, like making music, doing yoga, baking cakes for a birthday invitation and travelling – which has been replaced by dreaming of places. Hopefully everything will be well soon. (I put the phrase in Italian on the map since it became famous when Italy was hit hard by the virus in March).
Mapping This Moment: Quarantine 2020 - public school art teacher, teaching from home by Nancy HelmsworthPortland, OR, US
Quarantine 2020 - has been a wild and frightening experience but I am lucky to be able to continue to work and have loved learning how to teach online and exploring my neighborhood on foot. Walking rain or shine and hey- it's Oregon, so RAIN is more likely - BUT to my delight - SPRING flowers are so beautiful this year - really over-the-top. So that has been a joy, to see Nature be strong and resilient.
We all are facing same situation, entire world is living same life. Rather it's India or Italy, New York or Singapore there is one thing common which is hope. In this lockdown period when I look outside I find different people in the balcony. They are attractive, hopeful and looking forward to have a better tomorrow.