Covid lockdown time is flat time, disconnecting us from our past and our future.
What have we been nurturing while cocooned in this flat time?
Art is bursting out. Art is our soul giving us the cure for flat time, for lost past and future. Art marks this moment, this Now in which we can be ourselves. It’s one thing we can share, our art and our yearning for more of it.
Art, emerging from our solitude, also tells us what we need next. We need deeper caring. We need deeper connection. We need new ways of seeing. We need action driven by seeking better, not by wanting more. We can see more clearly now that our wanting and grasping had closed us off more than this isolation.
We know more now, reading each others souls afresh, that our renaissance is not to be a rebirth of ancient art and ideas.
It will be a new life for our own art and ideas. And for what we have learnt matters most – each other and the world we’re in.