Thursday, April 30, 2020

Roses to all the frontline workers

Roses in a crystal jug
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Today I got my old iPad going, because I thought I might
be able to use the drawing program on that version. My
new iPad won't support my former drawing system.

So I opened the old one and found this drawing of
roses, which seems suitable for today.  I wish I could
give roses (or proper PPE) to every front line worker,
in hospitals and in every business keeping us going
in this hard, hard time.

More than 60,000 people have died in the United States
since this began.  If I have the numbers right there have
been 227,638 deaths worldwide.  In Toronto and in
Canada we are social distancing, staying home, and
staying safe, working from home, avoiding crowds
and trying to keep the numbers down.

Small businesses are suffering.  No one likes the
life we need to live to stay healthy and safe, but
we see that that's what's needed.

And we owe our health and the health of patients
with COVID-19 to the nurses and doctors
working hard to save lives.  So thank you front
line workers. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Have a staying safe and healthy day.


Candy said...

Lovely iPad drawing, Barbara! Yes, we're doing the same here. It's all so strange and sad, but, as you said, we see what's needed and that's what we do. Definitely roses to all of the healthcare workers and the farmers, grocers and truckers that are keeping our countries going.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Candy. Your comments make me happy even in this sad time. It is all so strange and
sad. And yes we do what we have to do. Three cheers for all of the people saving lives and working so hard
in this worldwide crisis. Thank you again Candy.

Love your work.


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