as the days we sit alone become many more. nature holds us together, just as before. connect with me by way of the trees. notice how the sky holds you in its heart. we are together here, feel it and believe. yes, there is harm. yes, there is suffering. yes, there will be more. remember you are loved. remember to feel yourself held by arms that come across distance, across thresholds, across time evermore. what softness in my belly when light shines in through a window. what softness in my heart when i feel it change a room to brighter than before. what softness in my soul when i imagine it warms you wherever you are. i go outside and pray. i love you and hold you close, from afar.
image: my painting and hand in “prayer” (2020)