Friday, March 13, 2020

Flowers -- joy in a time of hardship

The Pansies series
Each painting is acrylic in and marker on paper
Each painting is 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
I may add to or edit this blog.  But the reason I'm showing you these
beautiful flowers tonight, is because we need hope, and we need
beauty.  And if you have the chance to get out in nature beauty is
everywhere.  If you know someone who is shut in because of the 
Coronavirus perhaps you could leave some flowers on their doorstep
if you can't have contact.

I loved the video I shared today on Facebook of people in Italy
who are quarantined singing together from their apartment balconies. 
How moving. I tried imagining people on our street all standing on
their front porches singing, and it was a very happy thought.  We need
those.  Our Art Gallery of Ontario, and Royal Ontario Museum
are shut down, the universities and colleges are closed temporarily.
People coming home to Canada from holidays are requested to
self isolate.  

We need to support one another.  If you read this, I'd love to hear
some cheerful ideas for how to muster through this crisis.
One parent whose children will be home from school until
April suggested board games.  My husband and I went to our
favourite park again today just before sunset to feed the geese,
ducks and swans.  It was lovely and we found ourselves 
singing in the park all alone walking along paths with magnificent
gold light making every single wild thing look magical.

Have a working on being positive and staying healthy day.

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