“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
I have been developing my wings during the time of Covid. My passions have been tenderly redirected and nurtured into creative recycling and Covid art gardens during my staycation in the winter of 2020-2021.
Instead of researching and planning our next trip abroad, I scoured Pinterest, YouTube, and Etsy for wire wrapped jewelry ideas, recycled ceiling fans, alcohol ink globes, and bottle trees. I redecorated a spare bedroom for my Covid art projects and started my day with my Spotify music list as a distraction from the daily news.
My wings were in constant motion, testing the downdrafts, planning my daily flights into unknown territory, and recalculating for the obstacles in my way. Everything in my life required vivid color and brilliant illumination, I think because life appeared so drab and frightening during the height of the pandemic.
I used to jump into the abyss without fear, but Covid had a way of keeping me grounded and intensely focused on my tasks at hand. For I was relearning to fly in a different direction….at least while the pandemic raged and I was awaiting the vaccinations.
Now that we are fully vaccinated, we have cautiously planned our first trips abroad to Greece and Iceland. I am spreading my wings once again. I have successfully developed my wings on the way down and now it is time to soar again. This time, I can return to a twinkly wonderland and beautiful Covid Art gardens after our trips.
How did you develop your wings during the time of Covid?