Arms twitch with the thwarted desire to pull in close a loved one.
Covid rules dictate, with the power of reason and a brutal command.We hold back, protecting life while hearts break. Lucia Wilson 2020
As this horrendous year draws to its close, I wanted to reflect on one element that will have affected us all, the loss of human touch; a hug is the simplest expression of love in all its forms. It made me think about all the lost hugs of 2020; the saddest example of all must surely be where people have died without an embrace from their loved ones.
Here’s to 2021 when, in time, we will be able to hug again.
Alarm clock Bathroom mirror Dodgy reflection Breakfast TV Chirpy presenters Caffeine injection Underground warriors battle for seats Struggle for dominance Office door Computer switch-on Lights and…
Email, voicemail, males and females Greetings, meetings, decisions, decisions Outcome, plans and human factors Negotiation, confrontation, solutions and laughter. Some flirty lies, as time flies, the day nearly over The players bow to mute applause, retreat commences Journey reversed routine well-rehearsed, with occasional abstentions
Alarm set eyes close as sleep lays prey But here’s a thought before you sleep
Are you struggling to get into the mood for Christmas this year? If so, this might help! You can read all about Cedric’s Christmas adventure here (download for free). If you are sharing this story with young children, I do want to let you know that the story has a reference to covid-19. I would love to know what you think about it, adults and children alike! Warmest wishes, Lucia x
The sea has always been a source of creative inspiration across many art forms. On National Poetry Day, I want to share one of my favourite poems, Sea Fever by John Masefield, accompanied by a lovely artwork from Anne Bowes, illustrator and jewellery designer. I think the poem has a soothing rhythm, like the lapping of water against a tethered boat; read it aloud and see what you think.
…declared Sherlock Homes. I agree with the Great Detective.
It was a real pleasure to visit the first exhibition #londongradshow I have seen since the covid lockdown; and what balm it was to my battered brain! The Saatchi Gallery did a great thing by helping to bring about this combined Grad Show when it looked like Covid.19 had put a stop to everything – a very creative solution! And the great news is that this show has now been extended.
I took some photos of the works I really liked. The picture quality is not great – far better to go and see the works for yourself. Feast your eyes!
you can find out more about the artists above on Instagram @helendearartist @pei_soilmixgrass @hyunwookpainting_ @xu.yang-