As I walked out my front door this morning, on my way to fetch coffee across the street, I saw this mask hanging from a tree some paces away from my fence. Some person was kind to lift the mask from the sidewalk and onto the leafless branch.

Friday, March 13, 2020. A year ago that UVic (and all other BC post-secondary institutions) pivoted to online instruction. A year ago when it felt like the centre would not hold.

I’m thankful for the fellowship and friendship present in this group. Somehow its shared centre did hold, and it has given me a place and a way to be both creative and to celebrate creation.

The end of one passage seems to be in sight. What the next passage looks like, I dare not surmise.