Tiny Triumphs in the Time of COVID-19

Back in the Before Times, I wrote about Austin Kleon’s book, “Keep Going: 10 Ways to Keep Creative in Good Times and Bad.” In his recent newsletter, Kleon quoted from a letter he received: “Every time we make a thing, it’s a tiny triumph.”

Maybe now, after last week, there is a glimmer of political hope, racial justice hope, but probably not COVID hope, and while I ask myself what’s next (a friend suggested earthquake) – I relish the idea of registering an ordinary accomplishment as a tiny triumph. Making a mask, yes, and a rhubarb crisp or dinner – or a flower postcard.

And joy is to always get a flower postcard in return!

 

4 thoughts on “Tiny Triumphs in the Time of COVID-19

  1. You are so right about the joy of receiving a postcard or letter, especially those from our youngest pen pals.

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  2. Yes. Tiny triumphs are the thing. I love both postcards. The lily of the valley is perfect. How good to be able to give and receive in this way. xoxo

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