Thursday, January 21, 2021

COVID dreams

Masks at play
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

This odd little image came to me in a dream the other night. I woke up the next
morning, and tried to get it down. It’s about the effects of COVID-19. In my dream
the wall behind the children in the playground was so magnificent! It was very
complicated, and covered with flowers, birds, trees -- far too many images for a quick
sketch (using my finger on my iPad.)

It’s supposed to be about what happens to someone who isn't wearing a mask. I don’t
think my dream was just about children. In the drawing, of necessity, the children playing
together are much too close to one another, even with masks on. But the child without a
mask can’t play with anyone.

Here’s hoping in the coming months, as we get closer to getting vaccinations for everyone,
that people become patient about having to wear masks, and just do it. It will be amazing
when this is all over, when children can go back to school, and when no one needs to wear
a mask anymore. That will be so fantastic! Meanwhile clearly I'm obsessed enough
about the virus to dream about it.  We are in lockdown, and it is a strange time.

Stay safe and stay healthy. 

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