As we adapt to the reality of our lives with Covid-19 loose on the planet, there are many conversations arising about the opportunity embedded in the heartbreak.
For many people, the struggle is enormous and I in no way wish to belittle that. But for others, me included, this has become a time of reflection and retreat: a chance to consider what aspects of our lives we want to take forward , and what we might like to change.
Many people are turning to gardening, both as a comforting activity (did you know bacteria in the soil stimulate serotonin that make us happy?) and as a way to deal with anxiety about a shortage of food.
How about a three foot square garden?
Have you been having similar thoughts? What about your life will be different once the lockdown ends?
If you need some lighter reading right now, my eco-fiction novel The Greenleaf Project set in Australia in 1997 is included in a 20th Century Historical Fiction promotion this month.
Click the image above to see all of the books included and find one just right for you.
And as a final thought, Spring is slowly coming even here in Calgary. The birds are arriving, nest building goes on, and new life is unfolding whether we can see it yet or not.
Until next month,
PS One of my paintings to inspire you…