Never mind what I said, my quest to graduate was not over. Until an hour ago, I was sending paperwork like a maniac because the administration is behind with their thesis approvals. On my part, everything has been submitted. So, right now we are playing the waiting game. I hope I get to know soon and that my project is approved for graduation. This has always been a goal of mine and honestly, it's time.
I rummaged through my phone about a week ago in order to make this post. In a perfect world, this post would have been posted about 2 weeks ago. Life has been too crazy. Just as an example, last week we thought the boyfriend caught COVID. We both got tested and it came out negative. That was a relief. I'm not sure how life would have been if we tested positive. That would have been a real nightmare.
I saw online that Dr. Fauci thinks we might be headed to another lockdown since the virus tends to spread more rapidly in closed spaces and during winter months. What I'm trying to say is that Chicago is fucked. It's always cold here and climate change is NOT helping at ALL. It seems to me that climate change is more of a game of extremes. For example in Chicago is very hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. Also, the winter seems to go on forever now. I haven't figured out that on yet but it infuriates me so.
Moving on, I'm taking part in a gallery show in the fall. I don't have any details yet since planning is still in the early phases. I'm very excited about it. Its been a while since I participated in anything artistic. I forgot how time-sucking grad school can be. The show is about individual experiences with lockdown and COVID-19 in the city. I really want to do a good job. I would like to shadow an individual or organization. I think what would be one hell of a project. How feasible would that be during a pandemic with a sitting president in the hospital? I don't know.
I've been looking at my phone constantly today for updates on President Trump (saying that sentence leaves a disgusting taste in my mouth every time). When I first found out, I thought good, if he dies he deserves it. Seconds later my thoughts changed. Not because I support anything he does. I honestly think he's a fraud, a joke, racist and should have never won the election. But then I thought: If he dies Baron will lose his dad. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. That said, he's got COVID so, Karma? Maybe this experience will soften him up enough to understand and do something about the experiences of those who don't have the resources or the money to stop working or those evicted from their homes because of COVID. Or maybe those who have no or limited health insurance and are now thousands of dollars in debt, etc. I feel like those individuals have been forgotten and that I'm lucky to still have employment and health insurance. I really should not complain at all.
Let's talk about photos!
I edited some shots I've gotten between running errands and the sort. I wish it was easier just to pick up the camera and go. But because at any time I am carrying 30 to 50 pounds worth of weight, it becomes quite a chore to shoot. Don't get me wrong, I still carry it but when I do it's usually from work and back, and let's face it my life is not so interesting. Busy but not interesting. Anyway, these are my shots for this week. I'm not going to caption them this time. But if you want to comment, feel free to do so. :)
While I was Out