All around the neighborhood we have these posted on mail boxes. Each is a different exercise or yoga pose. Sign says "Great to see everyone out walking! I'm posting some standing excercises [sic] to keep it interesting. Please feel free to post your own as well. Modify as need [sic] to your own ability level. ** Remember the 6 feet of social distancing! **"
The first week home my daughter and I were cooking dinner when an unexpected know was at the front door. Cautious and a bit anxious we answered the door to find a huge bouquet of flowers and a note. The Note reads "Tell someone how much they mean to you. We all really need it right now."
Shelves like these would seemingly rotate around the store depending on the day... If they had received a shipment that day the shelves would have something on them but if it had been a few days then they would be empty. You wouldn't even enter the TP and paper towel aisle - it was not even worth it!
The collage is intended as a tribute to the multitude of heroes who sustained us and brought us together as one people during the COVID-19 pandemic. It features healthcare professionals and many other essential workers from across the globe who took care of our physical and emotional needs during a grim period of escalating sickness, death, and intense social isolation.
The new coronavirus had no discrimination. It attacked the rich as well as the poor, people of all races, creeds and politics, in over two hundred countries. But it disproportionally harmed the most vulnerable among us: the elderly, the poor, and people of color.
Cities across the globe were deserted. Yet doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to save multitudes of lives and held the hands of dying patients unable to be with their loved ones. With protective equipment scarce, some nurses improvised scrubs from plastic trash bags.
Paramedics, police, firemen and other first responders continued to safeguard us. Grocery workers, farm workers, delivery people, caretakers, and janitors continued to provide essential services, regardless of the risk to their own lives. Volunteers cared for the hungry, manning food banks and handing out food to the homeless. Hungry families lined up in their cars to receive food packages at parking lots.
Musicians improvised ways to lift our spirits. To support frontline healthcare workers, the Global Citizen organization gathered together musicians from around the world to broadcast and stream a two-hour concert into our homes. The historic “One World: Together at Home” concert was the source of many of the photographs in this collage.
This is a small representation of those who helped us, some risking, even losing their lives to save us. May they inspire us to link our hands together around the world in unity.