Consider this my diary entry for this blog post. Consider this a part of me that needed to be essential. To be a non essential worker in this day means you basically have no dire need for existence for the world. As a photographer to feel the word NON followed by ESSENTIAL run through your body, hurts to the core. I am flooded with emotions knowing that the thing that fuels me most is to seek moments, to provide memories, to capture our very breath in an image is so essential to me. This is the one and only thing we are seeking in this moment is the memories of how we survived this covid19, to seek the moments we created in this quarantined environment. I know that to save lives we must limit our contact to be able to exist together in lighter world when this ends. Life is happening still, the trees still move when the wind blows, the grass is still ever growing lush and green, and you still breathe, we still breathe.
As a photographer life is essential, to capture is essential, I cannot wait to for memories we get to create running through open fields and chasing light. Though I cannot wait, I beg of you to still see the good as the sun has risen to shine on you more during this time, I want you to feel the sun and the wind greet you as if it was or may be the hand of God himself letting you know this too shall pass. There is no greater safe haven than to feel the hope for tomorrow. The hope of a bright new day to carry out whatever your heart desires ( quarantined of course) non essential doesn't mean you do not have a place it means you are saved for a better place. You are to fill the lives with blessings, to fill the void where the heart yearned for more. Desire and love for more when this is over means you are finding out what is truly important to you and what matters most. Everyone out there who wishes they could dine in a place, everyone who wishes they could go shopping, go to the park, they are yearning for a privilege but of basic human rights. For those who just want to get back to their routine of work are yearning for a better tomorrow.
To be non essential is a strange way of waiting but knowing there is a place saved for us when we can commute side by side and shake hands once again is a promise I can't wait to keep. Non-Essential = Saved for a better place
To live is the rarest thing in the world, Most people just exist.- Oscar Wilde.
This is all so strange and something I have never dealt with before. It is strange not getting up and creating something from life. However, i know this isn't forever and this is the time to bottle up all that energy and push for brighter days. This virus will not consume us, this Virus does not own us, this virus will die. Our actions and faith are imperative to our future. For our earth to Heal we will need to start within our selves. we will need to be more grateful, we will need more compassion, we will need our creating hands to give the world hope.