Look to the sky
Acrylic ink on
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022
I have needed this advice -- keep going! -- more than ever in the past two
years, as I know many of my friends with much harder circumstances have too.
In my artistic life I didn’t realize how much of the pleasure in making
art came from the group activities that go along with the job.
Those are coming back in part, but nothing on Zoom can replicate drawing
with a group of friends, and strangers who become friends, or being in
international exhibitions with friends from all over the world. And there
has been a big uptick in COVID-19 on our street alone in the past month,
so the cause of the problem isn’t gone.
In Ontario the decision to eliminate masks and COVID passport mandates is
clearly political. There is a provincial election in June, and the premier’s voting
constituents would be antivaxxers and antimaskers. So voila! Masks went off for
those uneducated enough to believe they were no protection on March 21.
The number of COVID cases going into hospitals went up today. So we will still
be careful, but I wish those in power were more rational.
Meanwhile we keep going. What rituals do you have in place that are helping
you in this hard time. My husband and I watch one TV show together every
night. What a pleasure it is watching The Paris Agency on Netflix with
subtitles. The Kretz family are a treat, and we watch it in French with
English subtitles. Every scene of in Paris makes us sigh -- we would so
love to visit again when it's safe.
Have a being careful and loving your life day.