Just the other day a creator friend asked me what I was doing with all the sketches I’d been working on during the pandemic.
“Are you hanging them up?”
“No,” I said, thumbing through my dog-eared portfolio. “But they’re all right here.”
“Hang them up,” she said.
“But they’re just sketches,” I said.
“Do it,” she insisted. “It’ll make you better.”
It’ll make me better? Gee, I thought, that’s kinda harsh.
And then it hit me. She was talking about the value of seeing and being seen. A particular brand of magic happens when we creators (and aren’t we all…
I’ve just become eligible to schedule my vaccine appointments, one of the last in my circle of friends, family and colleagues. We’d be high-fiving if we could, and there’s certainly a thrum of anticipation in the air: when can we get back to how things used to be?
But at the same time, now that I’ll be among the vaccinated, I wonder whether different questions might be more apt. With all of us having been altered by the Covid experience, how do we begin again? And should we be taking a closer look at other directions we might go in?