Joy : Sri Lanka

Joy : Sri Lanka

Daily Dose of Beauty: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together.

March 29th, 2020

Is it just me or are the days starting run together in a blur? March 27th, March 28th, March 29th … there is little to distinguish between them, other than the weather and what we made for dinner. Starting today, I’ll name my daily posts more descriptively to fill in the map of where we are and where we’ve been.

I find it interesting that during this crisis people are writing more “in-the-moment.” Many of us typically craft our posts over hours or even days, as we research and compose and edit exactly what we want to say and show. But there’s something enjoyable about tossing aside that aspiration of perfection in favor of sharing our daily thoughts with each other while on this bizarre journey together. There is beauty and humanity in the imperfection.

Today I’m sharing photos of people all over the world with whom I’ve crossed paths, even just for a moment, as I’ve traveled around the world. Their struggle today is no different than mine or yours: try to stay healthy, try to keep your family safe and healthy, and try to find your way through this economically, emotionally and even physically.

I’ll leave you with some of my favorite words of wisdom from an unknown source:

When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.

We can share a table, tell stories and enjoy each other’s company, even if we’re social distancing at opposite ends.

Until tomorrow,
Kelly

Curiosity : Myanmar

Curiosity : Myanmar

 

Harmony : Cuba

Harmony : Cuba

 

Companionship : Portugal

Companionship : Portugal

 

Friendship : Japan

Friendship : Japan

 

Belief : Singapore

Belief : Singapore

 

Family : Canada

Family : Canada

 

Home : Bhutan

Home : Bhutan

 

Brotherhood : Vietnam

Brotherhood : Vietnam

 

Unity : Gathering of Nations, North America

Unity : Gathering of Nations, North America

 

Spirit : Cuba

Spirit : Cuba

 

Teamwork : Mexico

Teamwork : Mexico

 

Hope : USA

Hope : USA

 

Love : Bali

Love : Bali

29 comments

  1. What a fabulous collection. Thanks for this little journey around the world. I have too many favourites to name them all.
    I’m still crafting individual posts. I still have so many travel adventures (and photos) that I haven’t shared that I’m trying to winnow it down a little, though I get the connection that comes from more in-the-moment posts.
    Alison

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    1. So happy you enjoyed this post, Alison! It’s been fun writing daily but I do have moments of “Oh my gosh, what have I signed myself up for?!” No idea how long this will need to continue so I think on some days I need to limit it to one photo and a brief thought. Good luck catching up with your own adventures! I always look forward to whatever you share.

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  2. Have you watched Parasite? Those words of wisdom you mention remind me of that movie. It makes me think of social class and how it plays out during these crazy times. I hope we can all go through this together, instead of resorting to ‘survival of the fittest’ mentality.

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    1. Yes, I’ve seen Parasite. Excellent movie and social commentary. In the US, we’re definitely seeing preferential treatment during these days of crisis — some people can get a Covid-19 test with no problem (actors, congressmen, basketball players) while other people (the sister of a friend of mine, as an example) with real symptoms cannot. Unbelievable for this “developed” country. Like you, I hope everyone remains calm. Real panic and social unrest is what I fear most.

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      1. This kind of preferential treatment to some extent also happens here in Indonesia, although a friend told me that someone she knows — who happens to be a rich person — was treated just like other people. To many, including me, who live outside the US, sometimes the country seems to be operating like a developing country. But that’s another story.

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    1. Thanks, Rusha! I feel the same — seeing people at home, at life, at play, at whatever they do in their part of the world is what I love most about traveling. The foreign and unfamiliar is always fascinating! Thanks for your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ha, I hear you! I had the same thought, followed by wondering when we’ll ever travel about and socialize freely without worrying or washing our hands, face, clothes profusely afterwards. I fear it’s going to be quite some time. You can “re-open” the world but you can’t remove the fear or create demand. It will be a long slow road to recovery. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  3. Hello Kelly I love your quote, I havenโ€™t heard it before but I love it. Also, your pictures of people around the world are beautiful they remind me of how important it is to take care of each other.

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