You are going to be telling this story for years to come. Like the people we hear on NPR talking about their experiences with Influenza, Polio, N1H1, Ebola, and now, COVID-19.... people will ask you to tell them all about the great virus of 2020. You will tell them what you remember, but if you act now you can also show them what you experienced. Others will have taken photos of empty shelves, makeshift hospitals, long lines at the testing centers, and even mass funerals. But what about YOUR experience? What did you have to do first to prepare? How are you feeling about what is happening? Take time now to write down what you are experiencing, especially since the conditions of what we are experiencing are changing daily. In these early stages, what resistance to change are you having to face? How are you giving and receiving compassion to/from others? Draw pictures, make doodles, use graphic organizers to group your thoughts into categories. You could also make your thoughts public by starting a blog or website. In addition to having a record of how you survived this moment you will also improve your mental outlook by moving all of those thoughts from your mind and onto the page.
-Art work pictured above was created by artist David Hockney.
Living as an artist/researcher/teacher affords me the opportunity to work with creative artists, scholars, and teachers residing in the state of Michigan, the United States, and throughout the world. This site is dedicated to cultivating the energies created through these contacts and collaborations.