My husband set up a quarantine table in the basement next to the lower family room...on the table are the basics needed if one of us gets sick and has to be quarantined. We are both very healthy at present. He is not a fatalist but he is practical...I think the table is a good idea.
Thought for the day: interesting photo I took today while hiking through Sifton Bog...maybe not the best photo technically, however, it is sometimes strange how unconsciously one's thoughts will be reflected in the subject chosen for a photo...I have always loved crows and ravens and have regarded them (especially when I see them in 3's) as a meaningful symbol for the revelation of a truth, or a sign of some transformation or change ahead.. but this photo as I look at it now reminds me of the *"plague doctors" of the plague of 1342 – 1353 and how they have been historically portrayed. But, then again I think I see a knowing look in the bird's eye...what has history taught us? Has anything been learned from it?
*"A plague doctor was a medical physician who treated victims of the bubonic plague. In times of epidemics, these physicians were specifically hired by towns where the plague had taken hold. Since the city was paying their salary, they treated everyone: both the wealthy and the poor. " info and illustration Wikipedia, Plague Doctor
“It is how we choose what we do, and how we approach it, that will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
three chairs sitting casually close seem to be abandoned...but, I believe, in time the chairs will be close again, things will change.
looking at this fossil at the bog gave me hope yesterday. I'm not sure why...but thinking about that more, about why the impression of an ancient aquatic life form embedded in stone was hopeful ... seems like it resonates, I think it was related to the current situation somehow. Interesting creative exercise to try to connect a fossil to the present...what changes, what remains, what is left behind after all this, what impression will be left...an impression from life left in stone to be discovered in the future...
The walk along the river in Kilworth ..exploring the idea of flow in nature..came across many birds as well...these two were cooperative for photographs the longest... The sound of the water at the river flowing over the rocks was gentle and soothing. Experiencing flow in nature makes me feel energized, free and hopeful. I will stay on this subject a while and, on my next walk, search for more of this...there is so much more there yet to see.
Photos in the Liminal Space
photo: resilience in the field
"Through creative processes we feel the human story and touch the heart of what it is to be human in others while attentively loving and caring for ourselves not only surviving but thriving as humane practitioners in our lives and work." from Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, Introduction, Touching the Heart of What it is to Be Human