Yes, it is time for another art post. While I still figure out how to compose my next contemplative piece, I am continually led ( and fed) by sharing something here with this wonderful community.
So much has changed for me in the past month:
I became ill with GI issues the week of March 10th and stayed home from work through March 13th.
That weekend my manager drove to my home to give me a laptop and some office items to launch telehealth and remote working beginning on March 16th.
That week I began practicing individual and group therapy to my clients via telehealth, many of which had just returned home from rehab.
On March 21st I relapsed from my GI illness.
On April 2nd I was laid off from my job, due to the company’s financial losses, exacerbated by the COVID -19 pandemic.
On April 3rd I lost my health insurance coverage.
I am now picking up the pieces while still practicing social distancing, applying for benefits and grappling with the emotions I feel about the abruptness in which my relationships with my clients have been severed. I am not allowed to speak with them and my former employer has not reached out to some of them ( or perhaps any of them ) yet. A few have left voicemails for me, asking about sessions and wondering why I am not calling them.
So I do the best I can, as we all do. Wikiart never disappoints. Today I stumbled upon the work of Nicholas Roerich. His use of color and form is restorative to my spirit. Enjoy!
Here are a few links to some art and culture online for your exploration:
images courtesy of wikiart.org, public domain