Because I post date a lot of my stuff, this drawing was drawn on Friday, March 13th, 2020. I wrote theses reflections on the same date. I’m documenting this date, in curiosity of how significant it may be regarding COVID 19.
Yesterday, the tension and panic started feeling tangible across the city of Montreal. My teachers at Concordia were all warning us that classes may get cancelled, lessons may have to be done on-line. By mid day, emails started pouring in cancelling the rest of the day’s classes. This morning left me with emails from teachers, school boards, and other educators in my network… we were cancelling classes and internships for the remainder of the semester. Schools would be closed today and any child that traveled on Spring break was to stay home and self-quarantine. Community centres were cancelling kids and elderly folk’s classes too.
In a nutshell: I’m working from home for the next two weeks at least!
The panic is still building with each new conversation and it really does feel like I’m sinking in it.
This is the impetus for this drawing. The blue sky and lush green land are the nod to my sense that something here still doesn’t make sense. It’s not all bleak and desperate. This too will pass. See you on the other side.
Feel free to share your hopes and affirmations here!