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Locked Inside

Submitted by: Keli

Materials: Photograph

My grandmother on her 99th birthday, photographed by my aunt through the window of an Alzheimer’s care center.

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Thank You Sticker

Submitted by: Marsha Szafranska

Materials: Plastic, adhesive

A sticker given out to truck-stop employees to wear to thank professional drivers.

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My Mother’s Rings

Submitted by: anonymous

Materials: Gold my mother found as a child, opal more gold

I am back in my parent’s house because of the pandemic, preparing for my comprehensive exams in my childhood bedroom. In these “unprecedented times,” my mother is letting me wear my two favourite rings that belong to her, since I can’t exactly take them anywhere right now.

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Pandemic Playdate

Submitted by: JT

Materials: Photo

Photo of two children who live across the street from one another. The only way they can spend time together (without a screen) is to sit on their own sides of the street and talk across the divide. They do this every night of the social distancing mandate.

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This Too Shall Pass

Submitted by: Rosamund

Materials: Paint, paper

This too shall pass . . . I love that this crisis is forging solidarity and creating social connections among people around the world, despite the physical distance and distancing. There are beautiful stories of love and courage and people shining brightly. 

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The World Inside

Submitted by: Rosamund

Materials: Wonder

A sense of uncertainty about navigating a new world. A loss of recognition of the word outside. Nothing is as it used to be. Things that were unthinkable 3 days ago have become the new normal.

But also, a time of re-inventing, creativity and time to spend at home with the people you love.

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Bee Frozen in Amber

Submitted by: Rosamund

Materials: Bee, Amber

A normally productive and social being, forced into isolation and frozen in time. 

All normal life is on hold: meeting with friends, going to the park, getting groceries.

Time seems to have lost all meaning: every day feels like a Sunday during that slump between Christmas and New Year.

(Image found on Pinterest)

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Parallel Play in the Key of Fun

Submitted by: Clayton

Materials: Paper, pencil

We have been playing a long-distance inter-city board game. It’s been good fun.

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Occupations for isolation

Submitted by: J Elder

Materials: Books, paper, pencils

Projects to occupy me and keep my brain from worry – books, art projects, Buddhist magazine…