Collective grieving is taking place.
We are grieving the loss of normalcy, the loss of the lives we could be living.
Even though the period of these measures is supposed to last only a month, I think there’s a part of us that says: “What if?”
What if it lasts more than a month?
What if it becomes a full-blown lockdown?
What if this never ends?
What if we never know “normal” as we once did again?
And so we do what any human being with feelings would do.
This is why we need friends with cars. So that you can go to ulu cafes in the jungle for tea.
Not quite there yet, but getting there.
There have been so many guides. So many opportunities to learn and grow.
It felt like such a long time since I took the camera out to take pictures of lovely things and spaces. Much needed connection with the simple and beautiful things.
A place to be not-so-social.
-Morgan Harper Nichols
Even here, I see light coming in the form of my supportive and loving family, my patient and caring friends, my meaning-filled and gratitude-filled work.
And I want to always believe that even in the darkness, we can make our own light.