Just before the pandemic lockdowns, we were having a drink at a favorite bar. We knew the lockdowns were coming because other major cities were issuing the mandates, so we wanted to enjoy one more gathering. We love sitting and eating at bars because it fosters converation and comraderie with those sittting next to you. I think it's a given that even strangers who sit next to strangers expect interaction. I think all bar people know and choose this.
I was reading one of my previous blogs, about one year ago today on October 27, 2020, 'Pandemic Evolution.' Just like many people, it was an uncertain time for knowing what the future would hold.
As it was for everyone, the pandemic proved an isolating experience. There was a necessary disconnection between human face-to-face interaction. This made us find other ways to achieve inspiration to fulfill our creative impulses. For Craig Mann, it meant painting at home, which proved highly successful in terms of his art which also lead to interior design work to create dynamic spaces to highlight the art.
Here us a poem that is the companion to the 'Palm Springs Inspiring' Art Exhibit. It summarizes the different pieces in the show:
From night to light
So much to delight
The heat to meet
Hiding meaning beneath
Our is a place