lifting up maintenance and care (and repair), which are both often overlooked in an age that over-glorifies making and creating
Right now, we are close, but are we together? As a symptom of the uncertainty surrounding our ability to be in physical proximity with one another, a question looms: how online will we remain once we settle into a revised routine? It feels as if we are collectively undone—in a temporary state of uncertain expectations and pending protocols. We've become accustomed to collisions with acquaintances in comments fields, and conversations with loved ones through earbuds. But soon, we will be together amongst grassy fields and blooming buds. When that possibility is realized, how will we choose to grow our relationships then? What newly developed methods of connection will become integrated, and what old methods will be lost? Currently, we're in the cloud, and in the clouds. As the world turns on, I wonder how we will maintain our relationships, and at what speed our connections will take place. I think it's worth remembering that maintenance is about nourishing what already exists, and that sustenance in love is about passing the imbalance back and forth, with patience.