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20 new leaves, an executive order and two heroes


 
666+132…in progress – Day L with 20 new leaves on a day that gives hope to the children separated from their parents at the US border with the signing of an Executive Order by President Biden establishing an interagency task force for their reunification. His strong words today, including “ work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration,” are very welcome.
 

 

Today we also remember two heroes, Captain Sir Tom Moore and Capital Police Office Brian Sicknick, may they both rest in peace.
 

 

be the light


 

“Be the light in the darkness” is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27th, 2021

From the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust:

“Light a candle and safely put it in your window to remember those who were murdered for who they were; to stand against hatred and prejudice today.”

From Pope Francis:

“To remember is an expression of humanity. To remember is a sign of civility. To remember is a condition for a better future of peace and fraternity.”

Be the light in the darkness today.
 

home stretch


 
666+80…entering the home stretch, with the hope that home is coming soon for the children so cruelly separated from their parents at the US border by the criminal administration that in three days will be relegated to the dustbin of history.
 
How reassuring to learn from the interview between Jacob Soboroff and Alicia Menendez on MSNBC in which Ron Klain the Chief of Staff to President-elect Biden states that in the first 10 days he will…
 
“…fulfill his promises to restore dignity to our immigration system and our border policies, and start the difficult but critical work of reuniting families separated at the border.”
 
Watch the interview at @jacobsoboroff and make sure to read his book “Separated.”

#familiesbelongtogether

black shirt day


 
666+…in progress – Day LXVII with 11 new leaves in the studio today wearing my black shirt in support of this first Black Shirt Day in BC. “The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King Jr
 

2020 look back #5


 
2020 look back #5
 
In Memoriam – Let these few images of remembrances from this past year represent all those who are sadly no longer with us. Today, the heartbreaking number of total coronavirus deaths posted worldwide stands at 1,807,472, a number that is hard to comprehend. The journey we are all on together still has a long way to go, as we say thank you to the heroes amongst us once again.

2020 look back #1


 
As we approach the end of 2020 and before we welcome in 2021 I thought I would look back at some of the key moments from this past “annus horribilis”. On March 11th I combined this image of our world with the corona virus just as it was all beginning, and wrote:

‪”Today the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Our thanks to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers here and around the world working so hard day and night for all their patients and communities but especially to BC’s Dr. Bonnie Henry for her compassion and leadership.”

Here we are over ten months later and the pandemic continues but miracle of miracles during this time vaccines have been developed and there is now a light at the end of our long dark tunnel, and of course those thanks continue every single day.

four times the fun


 
Always a special time whenever I paint with my artistic granddaughter over FaceTime as it was today. Brought out the colors and just went with the flow with lots of positive encouragement from the phone. No winter solstice blues here.