I'm 1/2 century plus 1 years old, but no matter how grown I am, my mom who recently turned 3/4 of a century +1 this month, is never going to stop mothering me. While yes, it does drive me nuts sometimes, at the end of the day, I'm glad to have a mom that's still around to put up a fuss.
Some of my celestial buddies are back, and Earth is telling it like it is. I swear she's always giving mankind the side-eye but this time it's with a laser focus on the US of A. In the states, don't do what we're told because we live in a "free" county, we have our rights, yada, yada, yada. So when we're required to wear masks AND practice social distancing in order to decrease the number of COVID-19 infections (that are astronomical at this point), many of us are pitching little baby fits about it.
Honestly, just wear the dang mask so we can all stop the spread of this virus. It's not all about you and it's not about politics. For once can we stop acting like the Divided States of America and do this one thing? It feels like we've wasted four months because no one is thinking about the greater good, let's not waste four more.
Seriously it's all we seem to talk about. Corona, Corona, Corona! It's everywhere and trying to take over. I really wish it was about Marcia!
Ha ha! How many of us really need a trip to the hairdressers once this is all over? I can hear the stampedes to the salon and barber shops now!
I confess, I rarely go if ever but practicing social distancing has made me really lazy and neglectful to the extent that my head looks like the wrath of Medusa. I'm going to need a comb AND some mothballs.
Like most of you I'm climbing the walls right now to the point that even making art is a chore. Imagine that! I'm eager to get back to volunteering, socializing, and attending different events, however, since the stay at home order was issued for the county and most recently the state, I've been enjoying this peace and quiet. There's hardly any traffic on the roads let alone in the air. I live off of what was once a busy street but I kid you not, between the near silence and chirping birds I feel like I'm out in the country.
Yes, humans are grounded and because they are grounded, earth is healing. It's a heckuva trade off but I notice that the air seems cleaner and skies seem brighter. We should always remember that when we go back to our bustling lives. What kind of best practices can we apply in order to make the environment better?
Ani Todd, Visual Artist and Do-er of Stuff