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Hope, Courage and Passion are also Contagious

Hope, Courage and Passion are also Contagious

It has been a strange year. We hope for good news, try to make things better, wonder what’s next. Each of us has found a different way to cope.  What we knew before has only been emphasized during this time. The world we share is full of beauty, hate, love, fear, injustice, and inspiration.How do we live in this world? What can we do in the face of hardship? Where is our place? What is right? If answers exist, they aren’t easy to find. The answers may lie in human creativity. It separates us from all other life. It transcends language and borders....

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Plague Mask

Plague Mask

  Ring around the rosy Pocket full of posies Ashes Ashes We all fall down   Doctors during plagues in 17th century France and Italy wore masks. The air they breathed around patients would come in two vent holes and pass through a long beak filled with ambergris, mint leaves, myrrh, storax, rose petals, laudanum, camphor, cloves and straw. Such was their desperate attempt to avoid catching death. In the same desperate attempt, we’re all scrambling for masks. We’re filled with a quiet mixture of dread and anger when we see someone not wearing one. We secretly wish we didn’t...

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