Happy Easter! May God’s loving mercy fill your life.
I am sharing an article I wrote for Positively Filipino about Coronavirus: The Beginning. It talks about my visit to the Philippines in late January, early February, when Coronavirus was exploding in China. It begins:
“When I visited Manila last January 20 the air was thick with smoggy haze from the ash fall of Taal Volcano. Taal had erupted on January 12–13 and destroyed people’s homes and farms and killed livestock. People in Luzon were busy helping the displaced people and cleaning up the ash fall.
Still reeling from this disaster, people discovered the news shifting to the deadly virus in Wuhan, China. The symptoms of coronavirus sounded like a very bad flu: fever, cough, muscle pain, pneumonia; but unlike the flu, coronavirus could not be checked with a vaccine, and it was deadly. Defying Chinese authorities, some doctors from Wuhan posted online horrific reports about coronavirus. The novel virus was highly contagious; it was spreading like wildfire; it was killing huge numbers of people…” Please continue reading in Positively Filipino, link here,
I am back in California and like most people I monitor the news, and stay home and try to be as safe as possible. I try to fill my time with creative activity, so I don’t obsess over these horrific and sad events. Despite the deaths and disruption, I believe that Nature is talking to us, calling our attention, balking at how Man has treated our waters, our air, our forests, our animals, everything around us. As a result of the lock downs, the air is actually cleaner and animals have been visiting areas that they have not been seen in for sometime now, Venice Canal in Italy for instance has had dolphin visitors.
Man will survive, as it has other pandemics. Hopefully, Man will learn from this coronavirus pandemice.
I pray that my readers will be safe. Blessings to all of you. Peace be with you.
Here are some artwork I have been experimenting with. Today, Easter Sunday, two Goddess images, mixed media.
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