Social distancing was taken to an art form at the Democratic National Convention. I can't wait to see what the Republican's will do. And while silence at the end of speeches feels odd,the Zoom meeting aspects (or whichever platform they were using) seemed familiar. They probably seemed even more familiar to many. Even though the images were large when seen alongside the hosts, they were the same size they always are on my screen. The connections with the people around the country seemed real, and it gave a sense of conversation. The way the casting of votes for the nomination invited each of us watching to each state or territory was a gift. I really felt like part of the whole nation. It was succinct and specific to each place, and included indigenous people of those regions as delegates, adding more flavor of the true US.
As we continue to move forward into the seasons of Coronavirus we are evolving new ways to be together that are becoming real for all of us. Many have been excited and happy and creatively planning hoe to participate in this new version of the world. Others, like me are led kicking and screaming into the present of technology, let alone the future. Next week we will get another Convention created in this quiet era of no cheering crowds of fervent people. These are photo type visions of how to use what is becoming a new way of art in the coming together of our groups, small and large, or even monumental.
It is special that the first expressions of this on the monumental scale is all in the service of keeping this government created. "Support a government designed and run formal the people.", L. Ron Hubbard. www.thewaytohappiness.org @waytohappinesstampa