We all feel "safe" in different ways.
Some of us are in our homes with work from home jobs.
Some of us have no roof over our heads.
Some of us wait in a line at a food bank we never thought we would need.
Some of us have taken pay cuts while our business is closed.
Some of us haven't worked for weeks.
Some of us are missing out on the celebrations of our once in a lifetime moments.
Some of us can feel the stress of the world in our bones.
Some of us are home schooling our struggling children.
Some of us will get sick.
Some of us are single moms and dads going to work every day.
Some of us just want a return to normal.
Some of us miss our friends.
Some of us are high risk and won't leave home until there is a vaccine.
Some of us just want our jobs to open back up so we can support our families.
Some of us filed for unemployment for the first time in our lives.
Some of us will die.
Some of us had to close our business and will not recover financially.
Some of us have sheltered with our abusers.
Some of us wait for our kids to return from the co-parent house.
Some of us are in pain from a medical procedure we had to postpone.
Some of us are in nursing homes and haven't left our rooms.
Some of us have opened online and hope we can weather the storm.
Some of us have filled out all the paperwork and wait.
Some of us are dealing with things yet to be named.
Some of us are feeling safe in some moments.
Some of us are not feeling safe in most moments.
All of us are riding the waves.
to a return to normal begins again.
And I fear the return
is too fast for the virus
and too slow for the economy.
Our "New Normal" is being
Whatever your definition of "safe" is,
I do hope you are finding it,
in whatever form that takes.
I hope you can choose your safe.
I tap into my feeling of "safe"
by making cards.
I write the words
"May you feel safe and loved"
as my mantra to myself and to
"some of us."
It isn't much,
but it gives me control
If you would like a little reminder
of that feeling of safe
for you or a loved one
sign up for a heart card
made with love
The words to go with the art. Because Art doesn't speak for itself.