Isolation, not a new thing for me. I tend to stay home most of the time, having my work space and supplies at my finger tips is a bonus. However; during this mandatory self isolation, that has taken over the world I have found that I am easily distracted. From funny memes, play on words and goofy pictures of animals I find myself prosing the internet more often than not.
Reading of mass devastation, worldwide hysteria, hoarding, running low or out of essential supplies to acts of heroism, miracles in the midst of tragedy . Hearts in the windows around the entire world, people making loud noises , sirens, cannons being set off in cheers of thanks to the medical, grocery, cleaning crews who are working so diligently to keep us safe.
These stories, quips, antidotes have gotten me thinking. What can I do to depict, commemorate, show my support? Being a creative person my mind went to, what can I make? Going through my memory bank I found that one story stood out to me, it was so positive and beautiful, it was in my opinion a gift that the whole world has been given through such a trying and scary time.
Mother Earth was showing signs of healing, she stopped the world for only a short time and she was able to catch her breathe, to begin to heal. Mother Earth has shown us that anything is possible, we can as humans make a difference.
Being a mother myself, having a very strong woman for a mother as well as my Grandmothers being strong and respected ladies made me reflect on what the female truly is, she is a force to be reckoned with. Mother Earth has been; polluted, beaten up, burned and disrespected . She has been forgotten, mowed over and unloved yet she has come back, she has beaten the odds and is regenerating herself. She like all women is strong, beautiful and resilient.
This piece is called regeneration in honour of Mother Earth.