(inspired by Be Still Media to create art that is about hope, good and beauty, I share these thoughts in response to Saul Bellow’s quote: “Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”)

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(I have tried to identify the photographer so I can give them credit, but unable to locate. If you have information, please let me know.)

In this time…
When it is precarious to be around others
Where sharing space
A touch
A kiss
Could be lethal

I want to love with reckless abandon

I long to step into the fog
Not looking down at where I am going

To leap across the chasm
Without a running start
Unable to see the other side
No net

Arms spread ready to take flight
A hatchling with gossamer wings
Unsure if I am an eagle
A butterfly

Forming Future Agro Challenge USA in the midst of crisis.

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As the world continues to be enveloped in the COVID-19 crisis we are experiencing the non-medical effects of the virus. …

Thinking about “the day after” COVID-19~Forget reset, it wasn’t meant to be anyway.

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As the blanket of COVID-19 covers more of the world and the number of people infected increases, the degrees of separation with the virus is decreasing. These days are filled with a colossal amount of information and noise, and it’s a lot to process…A LOT. Several weeks spent trying to understand, navigate and make sense of it all has been overwhelming.

Many of us are undergoing levels of grief and mourning. Our internal grief shows up in stages we’ve may be familiar with, but haven’t connected it to this current state. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance may be happening individually; the isolation en masse. We worry about loved ones in clustered areas and far away, overworked first responders; life and death for not only those directly infected, but side effects of loneliness, anxiety, and stress. …


Cecilia Wessinger

Community & Ecosystem Builder, Collaborator, Catalyst, Speaker/ Facilitator. Lover of words, ideas and people.

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