Ever had an opportunity to have a MICRO perspective enter your world, giving you a whole new outlook to your life?
I think in 2020, many of us have.
Our faces have shrunk to computer size or even phone size, existing only in the technological sphere to one another. And when we have the rare opportunity to interact in person - our faces are covered, leaving much of our humanity hidden, disguised, on guard.
Have we altered how we see each other as a result? Have we lost our ability to read body language? To cultivate first impressions? Have we lost some of our mirror neurons?
But another question rises up: What have we gained?
In the void of human interaction or at least how interaction occurred in the pre- pandemic world, what have we found?
How have we filled the void?
There is perspective in our micro world.
There are connections to be made and communities to embrace.
humans are resilient and in constant need to connect and communicate. I think through this socially distanced era - we are gently finding the voices in the silence, the space in the void, the micro in the macro.
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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