March 22, 2020 — San Mateo County Coast, California
On Sunday, we took a ride along the coast. We were alone. The Pacific was calm…
We returned to California on February 2 when the virus situation was just brewing. In the next six weeks the world was plunged into turmoil.
These are uncertain times and as a general rule, people don’t deal with uncertainty very well. I’ve seen an entire spectrum of reactions and responses ranging from rolling with the punches to considerable emotional distress. A common feeling is one of being out of control — a carpet has been pulled out from under us, upsetting the balance of life. Confusion ensues.
Social distancing and a variety of degrees of restrictions of movement make life even more difficult and further take matters out of our hands. People deal with it in various ways, some better than others.
But there is one thing we each have complete control over: our ability to create. In the blog society that I’m a part of, many people are photographers. Others draw and paint. Still others craft words. There are musicians. Philosophers. Social commentators. Chefs. And more. All are extremely creative.
And we are all human beings. We create or lives, our relationships, our work, our friendships, our care of others, and more.
All of this is creativity and the act of creation. It all amounts to the expression and celebration of life in countless ways.
And that is completely under our control. We can create our way out of confusion and into peace of mind.
Be well. Do good. Create.
(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)