Art inspires, art motivates, We need art to remind us that life is worth living there is a life, a family, friendship and also an economy after the coronavirus.
In the last two weeks, I read so many articles and news about this virus. Somehow I struggle to accept the fact that we slow down the global economy because for something we are not sure but think it will be bad. Sweden is on a different strategy, will be interesting to see the results of it. We need more testing, but we s still think the real numbers of the infected person is ten times higher, but if they are ten times higher than the virus is not so lethal, etc.
By reading the statistics of the previous flues I see that Germany had 25’000 death in the 2017-2018 winter and the US had over 65’000 death. I’m confused, would like to argue but I can’t change the politics I can’t change the fact that we are all living hidden in our apartments in slow motion. I think by now we all heard all the different theories and arguments.
Yesterday I got a call from China, China is closing down again the movie theatre’s, KTV’s etc.
This morning a friend from Italy called me, he got a phone call from the hospital, his mother is not well, the fever is high up and he can go and see here any more. He told me with a firm voice once she dies they will put here in a spacial bag and cremate here.
For a few seconds, I thought about the photos of the army tracks in front of a hospital in Italy.
I feel sorry, really sorry deeply sorry. we spoke about the family dinner we had last time all together in an Italian restaurant eating “fritto misto” mixed seafood. But we also realized this dinner is already many years in the past.
I’m not sure how many more of these calls we all will get in the coming weeks, sincerely hope not too many, hope not a single one.
For me, it’s time to make a jump if I could I would like to jump in the future with the same elegance Laetitia did it during the shooting.
Every time I look at this photo it motivates me to move on, leave the old world behind. Ok, I agree we can’t leave the corona-virus behind, not yet. But we can start to plan and organize for the post virus time.
Maybe I see the glass a bit more than half full but it’s time to move on.
Before we finish..there is one more thing:
The power of imagination is to enable us to see an alternative future where reason sees none.
I wish you a good week and plenty of energy and maybe this photo can motivate you to jump in the future.
From now on you can find this photo on Saatchi Art.
Ballet dancer: Laetitia Bouffard
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