I was shocked this morning when I read Jon’s post about how many people have died in New York State of the Coronavirus. I thought I was keeping up on the news but somehow It didn’t register with me that more than seven thousand people have died.
Maybe I just didn’t want to believe it. But seeing the number written out woke me up.
It was all I could think of when I began drawing on my Corona Kimono this morning. So I stitched 7,067, the number of people who have died as of this morning, held in a budding branch on the kimono.
I admit It’s staggering and I can’t truly grasp it.
But I didn’t want to leave it there, I always try to find some hope in the day. I believe in being happy when we can be. So when I got the email this morning that we were approved for the loan to get solar panels, I wanted to include that in today’s drawing.
The solar panels have become a symbol for Jon and me. We decided to get them in the midst of this crisis as a way of showing ourselves that we believe there is a future for all of us no matter how it may feel at times. And in our future, the idea of being good to the earth by using solar energy feels really good.
Solar panels are pretty non-descript so I drew an outlet on the panel in my thread drawing.