In Uncertain Times
June 09, 2020 • Leave a Comment
In a previous post over a year ago, I wrote about how photography can be a reflection of life. The theme of fog seems to appear again in line with the times. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many people are faced with uncertainly, in terms of health, work, family life - every aspect of our lives has been touched and affected in some way. Ranging from how to safely get groceries from the stores to feed our families (something we didn't think too much about prior to COVID) to the world economy and how or when it will recover. So many uncertainties, so many unknowns...
At times it will feel like we're walking along a foggy path, not able to see clearly to know how to proceed. Perhaps it's not a straight path ahead, but with curves that we must take care in navigating. The way to handle this situation, as you would do on a foggy path, is to take one step at a time. Just focus on the step ahead of you that you can see, and not worry about the path out in the foggy future. Once you take one step, you'll be able to see the next step, and so on, until you've made more progress along the path than you've realized.
It may seem like you're alone in this situation, facing unique problems in solitude that no one else can see. But know that we're all in this together, we're all affected in one way or another. While some have lost their loved ones, others have lost their jobs. Some are trying to cope with homeschooling their children and working at the same time, while others are coping with loneliness from social distancing. Stay strong and know that we'll work through this together. Support each other through this challenging time, stand in solidarity - we are one world.
When the fog lifts, and it will eventually, the air will be clearer, the view will be more beautiful - as this landscape that was unveiled before my eyes. I hope these art pieces bring hope for brighter days ahead. We will overcome this disease, find new ways to connect, take better care of ourselves and those we love, be kinder to each other and to the earth.
Despite the uncertain times the world has been through due to the COVID-19 pandemic, let's continue to hope for a brighter future!
Keywords: art, COVID-19, fine art photography, fog, foggy, lockdown, photography, social distancing, stay at home, uncertain times
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