Sunday, April 26, 2020

Life during lockdown

'Hillside' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

Springtime in the Pacific Northwest

It is especially beautiful this year
maybe it is the clean air,
the quiet 
or lack of humans 
all around 

I walk the trails
sunshine hits the back of my head
I forget, for a moment, that life is different now:

No touching
 no hugs, no kisses
10 feet
always wear a mask if out and about.

I can do this.  
It's not that different from my weird normal life

but I miss my friends.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

on hold

'Slack Water' 20x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

Life during the time of COVID

I am at a stand still 
no movement either way
 in the tidal stream of life